Gluten-Free Quinoa Cheese Bread With Onions

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This coming weekend is a good time to bake a wholesome Gluten-Free Quinoa Cheese Bread with Onions… so much flavour from the caramelized onions in this hearty cheesy bread. This quinoa cheese bread does not need anything else, it is tasty and good to eat just as is, and has also a good bread texture.

Is this gluten-free bread healthy?

Short answer YES! Let me tell you why. This rustic bread is made with ingredients that add more than just flavour and texture. Let’s examine why. The basic ingredients in this quinoa cheese bread are olive oil, onions, quinoa, yogurt, parsley, cheese, cornmeal and rice flour. This makes this yeast-free and xanthan-free bread rich in protein, fiber, calcium and beneficial antioxidants. All things that promote good health and keep us energized. For our body to stay healthy it is important to follow a well-balanced diet.

Why use quinoa in bread recipes?

Quinoa is a well known super seed, sometimes called a grain. This tiny seed is packed with protein and fiber. It also contains nine essential amino acids so it is excellent gluten-free plant food, especially for those that follow a plant-based diet. Quinoa adds texture and mildly nutty flavour to baked goods making them heartier and more flavourful. By including quinoa in this bread recipe, I cut back on other nutrient-poor grains. Because quinoa has a distinct flavour that some people may not like, it is important to use just the right amount in recipes. In this recipe, I used a good mix of quinoa to get the health benefits and the right texture without overpowering the flavour of this delicious bread

Few things to keep in mind about this quinoa bread!

This gluten-free bread recipe is excellent for sandwiches. Unfortunately, it does not toast well because it is packed with so much goodness and textures. My favourite toppings for this bread are avocado, egg salad, salmon or fresh tomatoes. You will like making this bread because it is super easy 🙂 I hope you will enjoy this bread as much as my family does.

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  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup GF cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup white rice flour
  • 2 tsp. GF baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea salt
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 1/3 cup full fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
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  • Preheat oven to 400 F and line a standard 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper
  • SautĂ© onions over medium heat in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until they start to caramelize. About 5 minutes. Set aside to cool
  • Using a medium bowl, mix cornmeal, rice flour, baking powder and salt
  • In a large bowl whisk together eggs, 1/3 cup olive oil yogurt, milk and parsley. Add quinoa and dry ingredients and mix to combine. Stir in cheese.
  • Transfer batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until the loaf bread passes the toothpick test. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack
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