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April 19, 2018

by Alyssa Rimmer

Healthy Vegan Nutella Brownies

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These vegan nutella brownies are a healthy dessert the whole family will love.These brownies are packed with nutrients, while also being sweet and decadent!

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We're making fudgy brownies with a twist! Brownies that taste out of this world amazing, but are still healthy, gluten-free, oil-free, dairy-free, egg-free and refined sugar-free.

Remember last week when we whipped up that Superfood Nutella recipe? We chatted in that post about a few ways you could use it, but since you seem to love it so much, I thought I'd give you another idea.

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These Healthy Vegan Nutella Brownies are legit. They're super simple to make, are ready in under 30 minutes, use just one bowl and like I said, taste awesome.

They're chocolatey, they're hazelnutty, they're slightly sweet and they definitely have that Nutella-ness coming through!

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This recipe is actually a spin on my Vegan Peanut Butter Quinoa Bar recipe, but with our vegan nutella and some cacao powder.

The primary ingredients are the nutella of course, but also quinoa flour. I love using quinoa flour in recipes like this because it helps make the recipe a bit higher in protein, but it also helps them not be crumbly.

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One thing to note about quinoa flour is that it can sometimes have a very strong, almost bitter taste. I've found when I use quinoa flour in recipes that have a strong flavor base (like chocolate or coffee), I can't taste the quinoa, but in more delicately flavored recipes, you might want to consider toasting your quinoa flour.

I have a whole tutorial on the blog about how to toast quinoa flour, and it's super easy, so I definitely recommend giving it a go if the flavor throws you off!

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What I think you'll love about the recipe?

They're nice and fudgy
They double as a healthy snack
They're not too sweet
They're kid-friendly
And did I mention they're easy to make?

Yes, also very easy to make!

Happy baking, friends! I can't wait to see your recreations of these vegan nutella brownies ❤ make sure to share a picture with us on Instagram tagging @simplyquinoa or #simplyquinoa!

xx

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Healthy Vegan Nutella Brownies

These vegan nutella brownies are a healthy dessert the whole family will love.These brownies are packed with nutrients, while also being sweet and decadent!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 Bars
Calories 91kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment and set aside.
  • Beat together banana and nutella until creamy. Add sugar, flax eggs and vanilla if using, and beat until combined.
  • Add to quinoa flour, raw cacao, baking soda and salt wet, mixing until incorporated.
  • Transfer batter to the prepared baking pan. Press it into the corners of the pan using wet hands or a pastry roller. Bake on the center rack for 20 – 24 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let the brownies cool in pan completely before slicing into squares. (*very important or they'll be crumbly!!*)
  • Store in a sealed, airtight container for optimal fudginess.

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Nutrition

Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

 

 

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  1. […] Salted Caramel Chocolate Cups (Vegan, Gluten Free, No Bake) from Jessica in the kitchen ~ 74. Healthy Vegan Nutella Brownies from Simply […]

  2. Is the nutrition label for the whole batch of brownies or just one brownie. For example is the whole batch 91 calories?

  3. I loved this posts! I read your blog fairly often and you’re always coming out with some
    great stuff! I shared this on my Facebook and
    my followers loved it! Keep up the good work!:
    )

  4. Hi Alyssa! I’d love to make these brownies for my family. However, we really, really love brownies. We love them so much, in fact, that making only an 8″ x 8″ pans may lead chaos. I was wondering if I can tweak the recipe to make them in a 9″ x 13″ pan? Thank you!

  5. Hi, Alyssa. I have become very interested in your recipes and using quinoa, as my husband had open heart surgery 2 years ago, so I’m trying to “redo” our recipes and our eating habits. I just printed the nutella brownie recipe, but the nutrition facts do not print out on the recipe. I was wondering if you are aware of this and why that happens? 🙂
    Thank you for your recipes and your site, which is helping us change our eating habits some.
    Blessings.

    • Thanks for letting me know! I’ll speak to my development team and see if we can get that fixed for you 🙂 xox

  6. Oh, I have always wanted to try using quinoa flour! There are some delicious pancake recipes with it. Your vegan nutella brownies are probably the first brownies I have seen use quinoa flour, and they look divine! I love how rich and decadent each square looks. Can’t imagine them NOT being addictive!

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