UPDATED June 17th, 2017
These days it seems like everyone is trying to minimize his or her gluten intake. Whether you are allergic to gluten or you are simply trying to be more gluten-aware and maintain a healthy diet, the good news is that you aren’t alone and you have a lot of options—and quinoa flour is one of the best ones out there. Traditional flour is no longer necessary to make many of the carb-tactic treats you are used to enjoying. According to Dr. Amy Myers in an article for Mind, Body, Green, “more than 55 diseases have been linked to gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley…it is also estimated that as much as 15% of the US population is gluten intolerant.” If that is you, or if you are just trying to reduce your gluten intake, then quinoa flour is about to be your best friend.
Quinoa flour is a great substitute for traditional wheat flour when you are looking to do gluten-free baking, because it is loaded with health benefits. According to Eating Well, “quinoa is nutritionally renowned for its protein content and while it does have a decent amount, it’s not actually the amount of protein that’s so impressive. Instead it’s the type of protein. Quinoa has the perfect balance of all nine amino acids essential for human nutrition.” Here are 8 recipes using quinoa flour that will change your diet, change your life and make you forget bread.
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