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Quinoa Flakes Substitute

I am making a vegan gluten-free nut loaf, which calls for quinoa flakes. Alas! The store that I previously got them at no longer carries them. For those unfamiliar, they are the consistency of light fluffy snow, and you cannot get the same affect from grinding quinoa in a blender, from what I gather.

Does anyone know what would be a good substitute? I am thinking that ground flax seeds have a similar consistency, but I am very new to gluten free cooking. Or maybe oatmeal?

Thanks much :)

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andystarr
Nov. 27th, 2013 02:40 pm (UTC)
Seems their function is to bind everything together, right? I've put oatmeal in nut loafs before and its turned out well. Could you just use quinoa or some other gluten free grain?

This magic loaf generator might help you out when it comes to amounts: http://www.veganlunchbox.com/loaf_studio.html

Good luck!
badseed1980
Nov. 27th, 2013 02:43 pm (UTC)
Looking at quinoa flakes in pictures, and reading your description, I'd probably try replacing them with gluten-free instant or quick-cook oatmeal. The instant and quick-cook stuff is finer and lighter than the old-fashioned rolled oats.
coloredink
Nov. 27th, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
I'd recommend replacing with quick or instant oatmeal (make sure it's not some sugary flavor, of course). However, oats are not always gluten-free, so be sure you buy gluten-free oats.
amyb0223
Nov. 29th, 2013 02:35 pm (UTC)
I know this is a bit after the fact, but you can use oats gluten free or otherwise; but you want to blitz them up in a food processor for a bit to get them the texture of quinoa flakes. HtH.
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