Want more protein in your diet? Want more quinoa in your diet?? Want more chocolate in your diet??? Yes to all of those for me! This recipe gives you all of that!
Yes, I’m serious! I have been adding quinoa to all kind of things recently to try to increase protein and get the health benefits of this amazing grain! These brownies are not your store bought tasting brownies…. They are more dense but just the right amount of chocolate and sweetness! My kids gobble them up (if the kids like them then obviously they are good right?) and I get to satisfy my sweet tooth!
¾ c. cooked quinoa (cooked ahead with plain water)
¼ c. cocoa powder
¼ c. pure maple syrup
¼ c. almond butter
8 tsp. unsweetened applesauce
1/8 c. coconut oil
¼ c. unsweetened chocolate or chocolate chips (I use 2 blocks of Ghirardelli unsweetened chocolate)
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. sea salt
Blend all of this together in a blender until smooth
Line 4×6 bread loaf pan with foil and spray with cooking oil
Pour batter into lined pan and cook at 350 for about 35 min until toothpick comes out clean
Let pan cool and then pull brownies out by pulling the foil out.
Once cool, slice and eat
Store in airtight container in fridge