If you are looking for a gluten free brownie that is a little healthier than your normal brownies these are for you.
A few weeks ago I posted this picture on Facebook along with this,
“Asked my kids if they wanted to try a new flourless brownie recipe I tried today. I guess this means it was good. 🙂 I won’t tell them it was actually a pretty healthy brownie.”
By the looks of the picture you can tell they approved. They had no idea that secret ingredient in these brownies was quinoa. Yes, I eventually told them, but not until the pan was almost gone.
Now I will say these are a healthier type brownie. If you are expecting a super rich and fudgy brownie, these are not them. These are really good and I will be making these again and often, but they do have a slightly healthy taste.
Quinoa Brownies are a fun take on a classic brownie.
- 1 1/4 cups cooked quinoa
- 1/3 cup milk
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 /2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a food processor or blender puree cooked quinoa, milk, butter, cocoa, vanilla, eggs, and sugar until smooth.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Pour into an 8x8 pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 5g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.
Thanks, Lynn!! Excited to try these!! Pinned this recipe! 🙂
Thanks for pinning them! I hope you enjoy them.
Just made these and they turned out really well! We love quinoa – what a unique way to use it! I will say that I mistakenly threw the chocolate chips in the food processor and pureed it all, but it still worked. Even thumbs up from my two little ones. Thank you!
I am glad your family enjoyed them! I am having so much fun experimenting with quinoa in recipes like this and I love sharing them with all of you.
Just tried this recipe. Really good. I added about 1/4 tsp. of peppermint extract to make mint brownies and they came out great. I always have quinoa on hand so, these are great when I’m craving something chocolatey!
I am glad you enjoyed them. And I love adding mint extract to brownies too. It is a fun way to change them up.
This is the first time I tried quinoa brownies. I added some GL flour to thicken the batter. To be totally honest, I really liked them. It’s texture was more of a quiche than a brownie. But there were very flavorful and chocolatey. I would make them again.
I am glad you enjoyed them!
This recipe looks good, can’t wait to try it. I didn’t read in the recipe box where to add in the eggs, I assumed in the food proccesor with all the other ingredients. I really like your blog. Thank you.
Yes, the eggs go in with everything else. I just fixed the recipe. Thanks for letting me know that was missing.
Made these for my husband and I a few days ago. Yeah, they are gone. Yum!!!
Thanks for your honest opinion in that they do have a healthy taste to them! I had been looking at the recipes on several sites and no one said anything other than, they’re so good which doesn’t say much.