Roasted Beetroot and Rosemary Quinoa Loaf

Roasted Beetroot and Rosemary Quinoa Loaf

Eggs on toast or soup and a big crusty roll are probably what I miss most about not being able to eat gluten. Since giving up processed foods and sugars I discovered a slight gluten allergy. So I can no longer eat bread and I’m not really a fan of gluten free bread. Gluten free bread is made by washing the gluten from the flour with chemicals. So for me, I would rather eat cardboard than a slice of gluten free bread.

A while back I started to miss bread. I was OK with it until my husband Howard and son Ted started eating fruit toast with jam in Starbucks. It looked so good I decided to makes a fruit loaf of my own to eat. Then I started to make different types of gluten free bread. I also started to experiment with different flours. I found that quinoa made a really good flour and I have made lots of loafs with it. I decided to try it with roasted beetroot and rosemary. The results were amazing and I just had to share this with you.

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Roasted Beetroot and Rosemary Quinoa Loaf

Makes 1 loaf

Equipment

  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Potato peeler
  • Baking Tray
  • Nutribullet or blender
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Loaf Tin
  • Plastic brush
  • Grease proof paper
  • Beetroot x 1 large or two medium
  • Garlic x 2 whole cloves
  • Rosemary x 2 springs
  • Tahini x 2 tbsp
  • Oat milk x 400mls (or a milk of your choice)
  • Apple cider vinegar x 1 tbsp
  • Quinoa x 200g
  • Gluten free oats x 100g
  • Brown rice flour x 100g
  • Ground flax seed x 50g
  • Baking powder x 2 tsp
  • Bicarbonate of soda x 1tsp
  • Salt x 1/2 tsp
  • Date or maple syrup x 2 tsp
  • Oil for the beetroot and tin

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4 and put the baking tray in too.
  • Oil the loaf tin and put grease proof paper inside the tin.
  • Then oil the grease proof paper and set aside.
  • Peel and cut the beetroot into 2 centimetre pieces.
  • Remove the baking tray from the oven and place the beetroot and garlic in.
  • Add in the rosemary and drizzle the ingredients with olive oil.
  • Toss all the ingredients in the oil and put the tray into the oven for 25 – 30 minutes.
  • Once the beetroot has started to brown on the edges remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  • Meanwhile put the quinoa, gluten free oats, brown rice flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and ground flax seed into the blender and blend until it resembles a flour.
  • Pour this into the mixing bowl.
  • When the beetroot has cooled pour the milk, tahini and apple cider vinegar into the blender.
  • Peel the garlic that was cook earlier in the oil.
  • Add in the half of the beetroot and rosemary leaves.
  • Blend all of these ingredients together.
  • Now pour the blended ingredients over the ingredients in the mixing bowl.
  • Mix all of these ingredients together.
  • If the ingredients are bit dry add a little bit more milk.
  • Pour the ingredients into the loaf tin that was prepared earlier.
  • Put the tin into the oven for 20 – 25 mins or until golden brown.
  • Once the loaf is golden brown remove from the oven and leave to cool.
  • When the loaf has cooled completely, slice, serve and enjoy.
Roasted Beetroot and Rosemary Quinoa Loaf

Roasted Beetroot and Rosemary Quinoa Loaf was delicious. It was really good with a couple of poached eggs and an avocado for breakfast. Plus the bread was delicious with a fresh soup I made for another recipe. I made a whole loaf and froze what I didn’t eat in the first few days. All the ingredients in this bread are freezable so it can be made in advance of a meal. However you decide to eat this yummy loaf, as always, please enjoy.

Thank you xxx