Gluten-free avocado toast recipe made from quinoa bread and topped with smashed avocado. This quinoa bread recipe has a nutty flavour that is far tastier than normal bread and high in protein. 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. No expensive quinoa flour is used in this recipe making it relatively budget friendly.
Avocado Toast on Quinoa Bread Recipe
The same quinoa bread 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.
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.
This quinoa avocado toast is delicious and costs a fraction of shop bought fresh gluten free bread and is also free of grains and yeast.
There’s some debate as to whether quinoas paleo or not. Quinoa is technically a seed but according to some is has high levels of acid so is not paleo. Then according to others if it’s soaked and sprouted, like it is in this recipe, then it’s paleo.
The quinoa here is soaked so it starts to sprout and is easy for the body to digest. Quinoa is one of the fastest sprouting grains/seeds and just in 10 minutes you can see it grow!
This quinoa bread recipe 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 of the quinoa bread for this avocado toast is moist and 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.
If your avocados are not ripe then place in a paper bag with an apple or banana and leave for 1 to 3 days checking daily. The gasses that apples and bananas let off cause other foods to go off but for avocados they help ripen. Once an avocado is ripe eat immediately or store in the fridge for a couple of days.
In Central America I’ve had avocado and grits, basically avocado with boiled maize. 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.
Quinoa Bread Avocado Toast Recipe
- ¾ cup / 135 g quinoa
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ cup / 120 ml water
Use any that you like, this is just a guide
- 1 avocado
- slice of red onion
- cherry tomatoes
How to make
- Soak the quinoa for 15 mins or more in water.
- Rinse and drain the quinoa then put in a blender jug with all the other flatbread ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Line a 8″ pan with greaseproof paper or just use a silicon pan and pour in the quinoa batter.
- Bake for 20 mins and 450 F / 230 C, take the quinoa bread of the pan and then bake for 10 more mins.
- Let the qujinoa flat bread cool and then cover with the smashed avocado and other toppings to make your avocado toast.
This same gluten free quinoa bread recipe can be used to make a pizza, see my recipe for quinoa crust pizza with cashew cheese.