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Healthy Chocolate Brownies… I do not lie… is quinoa the new superfood?

17 Aug

With a husband with celiac disease, I am always on the lookout for Gluten free recipes that will appeal to him.  I find a lot of the GF recipes use a high amount of sugar to offset a possible lack of taste or texture.  This recipe was sent to me by my good friend and cousin-in-law, @melaniereuter who in turn received it from a friend of hers.  Finally I got to try them and they are fabulous!  I won’t take credit for putting it together though.  That honour goes to Charlyn who is my right-hand gal here at the house.  She showed up here this morning with them in hand for Don.  I tried a smidgen and OMG, they are really really great.  Here is an excerpt from http://www.livestrong.com/article/267666-quinoa-vegetable-protein/  on the amazing benefits of this amazing grain.

….Quinoa is a considered a complete protein source. This means quinoa contains all eight essential amino acids, including lysine, which other whole grains are often missing. Quinoa is higher in iron and potassium than other whole grains and is a good source of B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, magnesium, copper and fiber…

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Quinoa Brownies Gluten Free

2 cups well cooked quinoa
1/3 c. milk
4 lg. eggs
3/4 c. melted butter 
1 tsp. vanilla

Blend together in a blender until smooth.
Whisk dry ingredients together.

1/2 c to 3/4 c. sugar
1 c. cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Add the contents of the blender and mix well.
Bake for 45 min. at 350F
This will freeze nicely for about a month.

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5 Comments

Posted by on August 17, 2011 in Food, Recipes

 

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5 responses to “Healthy Chocolate Brownies… I do not lie… is quinoa the new superfood?

  1. frugalfeeding

    August 18, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Looks really dense and delicious. Everyone seems to be using it.. so yes, maybe.

     
  2. Matt

    August 18, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Am trying to find an angle of posting your Quinoa brownie recipie on my blog page. How can I spin butter, sugar and cocoa into health? I’ll find a way…

     
  3. Rhonda

    August 19, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Hey Connie!

    Do I take 2 cups of Quinoa and cook it or do I use 2 cups of it after it is cooked?

     
    • conniejcampbell

      August 19, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      Hey Rhonda
      2 cups after its cooked, so 1 cup before.

       
  4. Christine

    October 22, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Thanks for posting this Connie – my God-daughter and my son’s best friend are newly gluten intolerant – I am sure they will enjoy (ok, sounds like i will to)!

     

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