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Almond Butter-Quinoa Blondies

March/April 2013

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People won’t even notice that these almond butter-chocolate chip quinoa blondies are a gluten-free dessert recipe. This healthy blondie recipe uses quinoa flour, which you can find in natural-foods markets. 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; Pintail Books, 2012.)


18 Reviews for Almond Butter-Quinoa Blondies

06/04/2013
Anonymous
Question on making quinoa flour

Just curious, do you rinse the quinoa before grinding into flour? Most quinoa recipes recommend rinsing or soaking the quinoa prior to cooking in order to remove the bitter flavor. I imagine that in order to make the flour, you would need to rinse the quinoa and then let it dry before grinding?

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Anonymous wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

I've made this recipe

I've made this recipe numerous times and never washed the Quinoa before grinding it. I haven't notice a bitter taste.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 27 weeks ago

I would recommend buying the

I would recommend buying the quinoa in a flae form and then use a ffod processor to grind. Worked well for me and the Blondies are a huge favorite in our house!

05/11/2013
Anonymous
turned it into bisccotti

great basic recipe and made some alterations to it I don't like things so sweet and I don't eat butter.
substitutes:
1/4 c. of olive oil
1/4 c. of raw sugar
chopped up dark chocolate
1/2 c of almond butter
probably 1/8 more quinoa flour
It came out drier so I turned it into biscotti. It's softer biscotti but its pretty yummy.

simple and easy
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05/11/2013
Anonymous
turned it into bisccotti

great basic recipe and made some alterations to it I don't like things so sweet and I don't eat butter.
substitutes:
1/4 c. of olive oil
1/4 c. of raw sugar
chopped up dark chocolate
1/2 c of almond butter
probably 1/8 more quinoa flour
It came out drier so I turned it into biscotti. It's softer biscotti but its pretty yummy.

simple and easy
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04/29/2013
Anonymous

I never comment on a recipe but these are so good I just had to share. My husband is gluten intolerant so I'm always searching for creative alternative recipes. I cooked these exactly how the recipe said to and they turned out terrific! Couldn't even tell I used quinoa.

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04/21/2013
Anonymous
Great recipe!

This was my first time baking with quinoa flour and I was not disappointed! I made my own flour using a coffee grinder. They were done at 25 minutes, although they were not a golden brown on the edges like I am used to. I think the chocolate balances out the flavor of the quinoa flour perfectly. Will definitely make these again!

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