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

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 180 kcal
Author Alyssa



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9X9 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flaxseed meal and water. Set aside while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, quinoa, cacao powder, arrowroot, salt, baking soda and espresso powder. Set bowl aside.
  4. 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.
  5. Add coconut sugar to a high powdered blender and blend on high until powdery. Add sugar to the chocolate mixture and stir to combine.
  6. 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.
  7. Transfer dough to the prepared pan and press into the pan with wet hands. Smooth the top as best as you can.
  8. 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.
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to three days.

Recipe Notes

adapted fromĀ Oh She Glows

Nutrition Facts
Fudgy Salted Quinoa Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 141mg6%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.