Raw quinoa grains need to be cooked before adding them to bread, or substitute quinoa flour (sometimes available at health food stores) for the cooked quinoa and eliminate that extra step.
If you don't have a bread machine, don't worry. Try this recipe for honey quinoa bread made the old-fashioned way.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours, 50 minutes
1/3 cup uncooked quinoa (or 1/2 cup quinoa flour)
2/3 cup water
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon sugar
4 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoon yeast
Add the quinoa to a saucepan and cover with the water (if using quinoa flour instead of raw quinoa, skip this step).
Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes, covered.
Turn off heat and let quinoa sit, covered, for 10 minutes.
Add all ingredients to bread machine, including cooked quinoa (or quinoa flour), according to manufacturer's directions.
Program machine for a whole grain loaf and bake.
Let bread cool before slicing.
Makes one medium-size (1.5 pound) loaf.