Quinoa flour is a great alternative from other grain flours. It has a hearty flavor and I have found it can be overpowering (especially for my daughter) if I use too much. Don’t let that stop you though, as it is truly a wonderful addition to your diet. Quinoa dates back over 5,ooo years in the Andes Mountains of South America, where it was first grown. This tiny, gluten free seed has a great source of protein and important minerals like calcium and iron.