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The ultimate QUINOA BROWNIE made with coconut sugar, avocado and dark chocolate chips [gluten-free + vegan]
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Fudgy Salted Quinoa Brownies

While not quite as decadent, and certainly without all the dairy and gluten, these brownies are still the perfect treat for whenever you find yourself needing a little chocolate fix.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword brownie, healthy brownies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Rest 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 37 minutes
Servings 16 brownies
Calories 180kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9X9 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flaxseed meal and water. Set aside while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, quinoa, cacao powder, arrowroot, salt, baking soda and espresso powder. Set bowl aside.
  • In a double boiler, add chocolate chips and coconut oil. Heat until chocolate has melted and is smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2 minutes. Once cooled, whisk in the avocado, milk, vanilla and flax egg.
  • Add coconut sugar to a high powdered blender and blend on high until powdery. Add sugar to the chocolate mixture and stir to combine.
  • Pour chocolate into dry ingredients. Stir together until a thick dough forms. The dough will be thick, so don't be tempted to add more liquid.
  • Transfer dough to the prepared pan and press into the pan with wet hands. Smooth the top as best as you can.
  • Bake on the center rack for 26 - 28 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with salt. Allow to cool for at least 1 hour in the pan before transferring to a wire rack and cooling completely. DO NOT slice the brownies before they are totally cooled down or they will be crumbly.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to three days.

Notes

adapted from Oh She Glows

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.2mg