These healthy quinoa brownies are going to be your new favourite treat! They’re rich, fudgy, and loaded with quinoa!
Chocolate is a staple in my kitchen. I like to make sure I’m getting my chocolate fix on a daily. So having healthy chocolate recipes is really important in my home!
I’m also a huge quinoa fan. Quinoa is packed with all kinds of amazing nutrients. It’s high in protein, contains almost twice as much fibre as other grains, and is packed magnesium, iron, and B vitamins. Oh, and it’s also gluten-free! Can it get any better?
Why yes, yes, it can…by mixing it with chocolate of course!
This is one of my favourite new recipes. I made these quinoa brownies to bring to my friends cottage up north and everyone loved them! They made the perfect comforting dessert on a snowy winter day.
These Quinoa brownies have no flour, no refined sugar, and no dairy. They are fudgy and rich, but are healthy enough to eat for breakfast.
I love this recipe because not only does it satisfy your chocolate craving, but they are nutritious too! I also have a Vegan option if you do not eat eggs, so you can make these brownies no matter your dietary restrictions!
You can also try making these brownies in muffin tins. I haven’t experimented doing this yet but I can imagine they would make great little brownie muffins to serve individually.Print
- 1/2 c quinoa (uncooked)
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 c coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 2 eggs (or flax eggs)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Cook your quinoa according to package directions, and let cool completely.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper.
- Start by adding your quinoa to the food processor, and blend until
a paste forms. Nextadd the rest of your ingredients to the food processor, and continue to blend until everything is incorporated.
- The brownies will be quite thin in texture, but they should not be too liquid.
- Pour your brownie mixture into the pan, and bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool,
cutinto 12 pieces, and enjoy!
- Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week (if they last that long!)
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