Almond Butter-Quinoa Blondies

March/April 2013

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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.)

19 Reviews for Almond Butter-Quinoa Blondies

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!

Made some changes and LOVE them!

I used apple sauce instead of butter and 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips and got the calorie count down to 63 each (25 in the 8"pan). I think they are great and the Quinoa flour which I ground myself, was a great!. I would make these again!

Amazingly delicous

I used my baby bullet to grind up my quinoa. Worked great, and these taste better than white flour blondies.

Made with quinoa and no flour

I used peanut butter instead of almond and mini chocolate chips. I bought my quinoa flour. Used an 8x8 glass pan and cooked for 35 minutes. They were gooey when warm but by the next morning (unrefrigerated) they were just like regular blondies. They're decadent when warm with a bit of ice cream!


Although these turned out picture perfect in how they looked and the texture, I couldn't get past the taste of the puinoa flour. I ground my own flour as suggested and the smell was horrible. The blondies tasted like that smell the first day and the second. I won't be making these again.

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Anonymous wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

Hello...did you RINSE the

Hello...did you RINSE the quinoa before grinding? Rinsing removes that horrible bitter coating off the grains. If you did not rinse, This was most likely the problem. Perhaps try again? If so, I hope this was the problem and you have greater success.

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