Quinoa flour has a strong aroma, to me it smells earthy, and taste earthy. Some say its aroma gives off a grass like smell and taste a little bitter.
I found when using quinoa flour its best to use ingredients that can compliment the earthy taste. Ingredients like cinnamon, bananas, maple syrup, bacon, oatmeal, chocolate, pecans, and walnuts are the ingredients I have used with good results.
Quinoa Flour Bacon Waffles with Maple Syrup
1/2 cup quinoa flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon oil
3 or 4 tablespoons bacon pieces (more or less)
Mix egg, milk, maple syrup, oil until blended.
Add quinoa flour and baking powder, stir until all blended.
Stir in bacon pieces. Batter should be a little thick, if it is to thin it will run out of waffle maker.
Heat waffle maker, when ready spoon batter on to waffle maker, cook according to your waffle maker until done.
Makes 4 mini waffles.