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Fudgy Quinoa Brownies

Gluten-free baking can be disastrous. There have been many times when I'm whipping up a batch of gluten-free cookies, or throwing together some pancakes and it turns out to be a huge flop. The cookies are either dry or they spread to thin while baking. The pancakes don't fluff or don't have the body to support being flipped.

Yes, I've had my fair share of hiccups in my gluten-free kitchen. But it's the successes that make it all worth it.

These quinoa brownies were not an accident per se, but it was one of those recipes I just threw together and it turned out to be perfect. Really, perfect.

These are exactly what I look for in a brownie. They're rich and fudgy, but still have a light and airy texture. They melt in your mouth with each bite, and you get the slight hint of cinnamon when you taste them.

They're like a cross between that beautiful flourless chocolate cake that you love, with the more dry, cakey chocolate cake you have for your birthday.

Fudgy Quinoa Brownies

5 from 1 vote
They're like a cross between that beautiful flourless chocolate cake that you love, with the more dry, cakey chocolate cake you have for your birthday.
author: Alyssa
yield: 6 Servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 6” x 6” baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients + ½ teaspoon stevia (minus the quinoa) in a medium mixing bowl.
  • In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the carob chips and coconut oil.
  • Beat the eggs in a second small bowl. Add the vanilla, milk and melted chocolate, mixing to combine.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until a smooth batter forms.
  • Stir in the cooked quinoa and transfer to the baking dish.
  • Bake in the center of a warm oven until the brownies are set, 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Enjoy topped with non dairy whipped cream or yogurt!


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3.9mg
cuisine: American
course: Snack

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8 comments on “Fudgy Quinoa Brownies”

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  4. Cue eye-balls boing-ing out of sockets, cartoon style!

    Amazing pictures, just wish I had those ingredients to hand. How lovely it must’ve been to have been asked to guest on one of your blogging inspirations – keep up the great work

    Hannah xx

    1. Haha! You’re too sweet (and hilarious)! I’m so happy to have been able to share this recipe on Wendy’s site. It’s a good one for sure 🙂