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Sourdough Honey Quinoa Bread

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Susan Reid

Sourdough Honey Quinoa Bread Recipe

A tender, rather nubby loaf that makes amazing whole-grain, protein-packed sandwiches, and is just as good simply toasted with butter and jam.

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At a glance

16 slices
Nutrition information


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  • 1/2 cup raw quinoa
  • 1 cup water


  • cooked quinoa from above
  • 1/2 cup ripe (fed) sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup water, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (for vegan)
  • 2 tablespons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast or active dry yeast
  • 1 cup King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour or Premium Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Baker's Special Dry Milk or potato flour (for vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. To prepare the quinoa: Rinse the quinoa in a strainer for 1 minute. Transfer it to a small saucepan, add the water, cover, and simmer over medium heat until all of the liquid is absorbed (about 10 to 15 minutes). Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature.
  2. To make the dough: In a large bowl combine the cooked quinoa, starter, water, oats, honey or brown sugar, oil, yeast, and whole wheat flour. Stir until well combined, cover, and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. After this rest, add 1 1/4 cups of bread flour, the dry milk or potato flour, and salt. Knead the dough, by hand or mixer, until it becomes smooth and springy. It will seem dry at first, but will become more cohesive as you work with it. If it becomes sticky, use a little more flour.
  4. Transfer the dough to a greased bowl, cover, and let rise for 1 hour, until almost doubled.
  5. After the first rise, deflate the dough and shape it into a loaf. Place in a greased 9" x 5" loaf pan and cover with greased plastic or an inverted bowl. Let rise for 30 to 40 minutes, until the dough crowns 1" above the rim of the pan.
  6. While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 375°F. When the dough has risen, slash the top and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until deep golden brown. Remove from the oven, tip out of the pan, and cool on a rack before slicing.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 slice, 41g
  • Servings Per Batch 16
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 117
  • Calories from Fat 18
  • Total Fat 2g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0g
  • Sodium 150mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 4g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.