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Almond Butter-Quinoa Blondies

March/April 2013

Your rating: None Average: 3.9 (238 votes)

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.)


20 Reviews for Almond Butter-Quinoa Blondies

01/26/2014
Anonymous
Moist and delicious

This is a simple and delicious recipe. We served it to guests for my daughter's birthday. Many people went back for seconds. I did not stir the chips into the batter. Instead I sprinkled them over the top and baked several minutes until the chips were shiny, at which point I used a knife to spread them over the top. Then using the tip of the knife, I swirled the melted chocolate into the top. This gives the bars a more attractive look and creates a fudgy layer on top.

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08/17/2013

I have candida so I used xylitol instead of sugar and carob instead of chocolate and it tasted absolutely awesome. I will definitely be adding this recipe to my collection of favourites.

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Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 3 days ago

how much xylitol did you use?

how much xylitol did you use?

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 33 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 48 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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