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Avocado on Quinoa Bread Toast

Avocado on Quinoa Bread Toast (Gluten free) recipe

This avocado quinoa toast is easy to make and naturally gluten free, just top with smashed avocado for amazing gluten-free avocado toast. The quinoa flatbread has a nutty flavour that is far tastier than normal bread. Suitable for celiacs, gluten free diets, yeast free diets and general whole food healthy diets.

The base may take a bit of time with soaking and baking, but little prep is needed. So while it isn’t instant it’s still very easy to make. The same recipe has been used to bake a quinoa pizza base and several people commented that you would need to eat with a knife and fork. This is totally not the case, the base comes out crisp and just like normal toast or pizza you can eat with your hands.

In the video there is a typo on the amount of water, please see the updated recipe below and add 1/2 cup or 120 ml of water.
Avocado on Quinoa Toast healthy recipe

Avocado on Quinoa Bread Toast Recipe

  • Total time: 1h
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Calories: 115 cal


Quinoa Flatbread

  • ¾ cup / 135 g quinoa
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup / 120 ml water 

Topping Ingredients

Use any that you like, this is just a guide

  • 1 avocado
  • slice of red onion
  • cherry tomatoes
  • cress

How to make

  1. Soak the quinoa for 15 mins or more in water.
  2. Rinse and drain the quinoa then put in a blender jug with all the other flatbread ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. Line a 8″ pan with greaseproof paper or just use a silicon pan and pour in the quinoa batter.
  4. Bake for 20 mins and 450 F / 230 C, take out of the pan and then bake for 10 more mins.
  5. Let the flat bread cool and then cover with the smashed avocado and other toppings

Avocado on Quinoa Bread Toast Recipe

I used to buy a tiny loaf of quinoa bread several years that was very expensive. It was then a rare treat, now I regularly have this quick quinoa bread. it’s delicious and costs a fraction of shop bought fresh gluten free bread and is also free of grains and yeast.
A slice of avocado quinoa toastThis quinoa bread is pretty flat and reasonably dense compared to normal bread, but a bit lighter than something like rye bread. The outside is crispy with a fluffy inside. As the inside is a bit wet it should be eaten within a few days and stored in the fridge. The quinoa base can be frozen, so often I make a batch and then freeze most of it.
Easy recipe for gluten free Avocado on Quinoa Bread ToastIn central America I’ve had avocado and grits, basically avocado with boiled rice. While that is nice, I much prefer this as the smooth wet avocado is with a crispy and crunchy quinoa bread rather than wet with wet.

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Bastian Nest and Glow

I'm a former office worker that quit long days in London to move to the countryside and share natural recipes and lifestyle tips.


    • I haven’t tried. It should probably work as long as the qninoa is broken up. I would try by adding a bit of the water at a time until you get a thin batter like in the video.

    • Half a cup, there is a typo on the video and sadly it’s too late to change it. Add about half a cup or more until you get the consistency shown in the video. 🙂

    • Hi, I’ve never tried it in a waffle iron, but have tried in non-stick dishes and it does work – but you need some kind of spray oil. So I think it should work, let me know how you get on 🙂

  • Do you think it would be possible to make this, freeze it, the toast it straight from the freezer? It’d be great to have some in the freezer for my sister.

  • Hi Bastian, I have tried cooking this twice and every time the bread sticks to the greaseproof paper and I can’t get it off. Second time I even smothered the paper with coconut oil and the paper still wouldn’t come off after the bread was cooked. Please can you advise how to avoid this? Thanks Melissa

    • Hi Melissa, are you leaving it to stand for a bit to cool before removing? As its gluten free it needs time to cool before being taken out.

  • You must not be using proper non stick greaseproof paper. I’ve been making this alot and not had any problems and there is no need to use any oil. Just leave it to stand for 10, then flip over and slowly peel off as the video shows and it works great every time 🙂

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