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Quinoa Chocolate Chip Brownies

Vegan & Gluten-free, Rich Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Quinoa Chocolate Chip Brownies

Quinoa Chocolate Chip Chocolate Brownie Recipe: It's hard to eat just one of these gluten-free vegan brownies, even for those who shy away from the idea of a quinoa brownie.

That's how good these extra chocolaty quinoa brownies are. So make a double batch and share with friends!

These gluten free brownies call for quinoa flour, but can be made with millet or sorghum flour.

Total prep & cook time: 50 min

Makes 16 squares

Nutrition Data Per Serving, 50g: 220 calories, 26g carbohydrate, 14g fat, 140mg sodium, 2g dietary fiber, 3g protein, 16g Sugars, very low in Cholesterol. Estimated glycemic load: 15

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup vegan margarine
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds plus 2 Tbsp warm water
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 Tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet or white chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1/2 cups chopped walnuts

Directions:

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a 9x9 inch pan with foil, leaving an overlap on two sides and grease the foil
  3. Bring a small pot of water to a boil
  4. Place chocolate and margarine in a medium-sized mixing bowl and place bowl over pot of boiling water and turn down to simmer. The pot should not touch the water
  5. Melt the chocolate and margarine together, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat
  6. Whisk in flax seed mixture, non-dairy milk, and vanilla extract
  7. In a small bowl mix together quinoa flour, tapioca flour, arrowroot starch, baking soda, xanthan gum, and salt
  8. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients just until blended
  9. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts if using
  10. Scrape batter into pan and spread evenly
  11. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes (do not over bake)
  12. Allow brownies to cool in pan and then use the overhanging foil to lift the brownies out of the pan and onto a cutting board
  13. Slice and serve
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Recipe Tips:

Quinoa flour is expensive, plus if you're not a fan of quinoa or have trouble finding quinoa flour, make this gluten-free brownie recipe with millet or sorghum flour instead.

Feeling nutty but don't have walnuts? Pecans or macadamia nuts are also good in these brownies.

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