Best Brownies Ever!

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Love desserts, but don’t love the calories? I get you. Often times I’d like to have something something after dinner, but I don’t want the sugary treat. So, I’ve been tinkering with a variety of recipes to develop a healthy flourless, gluten-free, dairy-free brownie.

This recipe makes an extremely moist and decadent tasting brownie. I promise you, when you serve this brownie, people will never guess that it’s healthy and packed with protein and fibre! I’m excited to share it with all of you. Please let me know what you think!

Ingredients

Dry ingredients:

1 cup dry white quinoa

1 cup raw cacao powder or cocoa powder

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 baking soda

1/8 tsp sea salt

pinch of cayenne pepper

1/2 cup dairy/gluten-free chocolate chips

Wet ingredients:

1/3 cup nut milk

flax egg - 4 tbsp ground flax + 12 tbsp water

3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3/4 real maple syrup

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C) degrees.

  2. Line a square pan with parchment paper.

  3. Cook the quinoa as per the package direction. Let cool.

  4. Mix the ground flax and water together. Set aside for 5 minutes.

  5. Once quinoa is cooled, add 2 cups of cooked quinoa to a food processor or high power blender.

  6. Add the remaining dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips), flax egg and remaining wet ingredients into the food processor. Blend until fully combined. Mix in the chocolate chips with a spoon.

  7. Pour batter into the square pan. Smooth out the top with a spatula. Sprinkle some chocolate chips on top (optional).

  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean).

  9. Let the brownie completely cool on a rack before removing from the pan and cutting.

  10. Enjoy as is or add berries and/or dairy-free yogourt!

Optional:

  • add in 1 tbsp ground coffee to the dry ingredients

  • add in 1 tbsp nut butter to the wet ingredients (e.g. peanut butter)