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Quinoa Brownies

Reprinted from Super Loaves & Simple Treats by arrangement with Avery, an imprint of PenguinPublishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2018, Melissa Sharp.

Course Dessert
Servings 8 brownies
Author Melissa Sharp


  • 3 ½ ounces 100 g coconut sugar–sweetened chocolate
  • ½ cup 100 g coconut oil
  • ½ cup 120 g almond butter
  • cups 230 g cooked quinoa (2/3 cup/ 115 g raw quinoa cooked in water for about 20 minutes)
  • 2/3 cup 60 g raw cacao powder
  • 2 large 110 g eggs
  • 2 teaspoons 10 g vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon 2.5 g salt
  • ¼ teaspoon 1 g baking soda
  • ½ cup 150 g maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a 10½ x 8-inch brownie tray with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate over very gentle heat with the oil and almond butter.
  3. Add all the ingredients (including the chocolate mix) to a food processor. Blend until well combined. The quinoa will break down slightly but not completely, which is what gives a really nice texture to thebrownies.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared tray and smooth the top.
  5. Bake for approximately 20 minutes; the brownies should still be slightly sticky when you take themout. Let cool in the pan and slice into eight equal portions.