Chia and Quinoa Bread

  • Makes
  • 10
  • Prep Time (min)
  • 15
  • Cook (min)
  • 30
  • Carb Grams (g)
  • 23
  • Cook Difficult
  • 2


  • 1 ¾ cup quinoa, soaked overnight
  • ¼ cup Zen Spirit chia seeds, soaked for 1 hour
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Sunflower seeds, optional topping


  • Small loaf pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Cooking spray
  • Food processor


  • Preheat the oven to 320°F. Grease a small loaf pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. Set aside.

  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until the mixture starts to resemble a batter but with some seeds still left.

  • Transfer to the prepared loaf pan and optionally sprinkle with some sunflower seeds (or some other seeds of choice).

  • Bake for 30 minutes.

Chia and Quinoa Bread

This healthy flourless bread made with quinoa, chia seeds, and some olive oil is a completely gluten-free and vegan-friendly bread you can make for a healthy breakfast or as a side dish to your favorite meals. The bread will stay fresh for days which makes this recipe a perfect option for a weekend food prep.

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Preparing the bread is also very easy but you will have to soak your seeds a bit earlier. For the best results, make sure to soak quinoa overnight by adding the seeds to a large bowl and pouring in enough water to cover. Once the seeds are completely soaked and ready to use, you will need to rinse them thoroughly under cold running water before using them.

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This will reduce the natural bitterness quinoa has.
As for the chia seeds, one hour will be more than enough to create a smooth gel-like texture these magnificent seeds are known for. Once the seeds are ready, you simply have to combine them with the remaining ingredients in a food processor and create a nice batter for your bread.

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You can add a teaspoon of garlic powder or dried herbs to the batter for some extra zing but it's completely optional. Finally, sprinkle your bread with some seeds such as sunflower seeds or some more chia and enjoy this healthy snack.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 201, Protein: 5.8g, Total Carb: 22.3g, Dietary Fiber: 5.3g, Total Fat: 10.1g 

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