People likely won't even notice that these delicately nutty, just a little chocolaty, blondies are gluten-free. They use quinoa flour, which you can find in well-stocked supermarkets and natural-foods stores, in place of all-purpose flour. To make your own quinoa flour, grind raw quinoa into a powder in a clean coffee grinder. (Adapted from Quinoa Revolution by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming.) Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2013

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with parchment paper (or foil), allowing it to slightly overhang opposite ends. Coat with cooking spray.

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  • Beat butter and almond butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. Whisk quinoa flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.

  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs on it, 25 to 35 minutes. Do not overbake. Let cool in the pan for 45 minutes. Using the parchment (or foil), lift the whole panful out and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 24 squares. Let cool completely before storing.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Look for quinoa flour in the baking section or near gluten-free flours in natural foods stores. Or, to make your own, grind whole grains of quinoa into a powder in a clean coffee grinder.

Nutrition Facts

147 calories; 9.1 g total fat; 3.1 g saturated fat; 21 mg cholesterol; 73 mg sodium. 101 mg potassium; 15.5 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g fiber; 11 g sugar; 3 g protein; 82 IU vitamin a iu; 7 mcg folate; 51 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 32 mg magnesium; 10 g added sugar;

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