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.)

22 Reviews for Almond Butter-Quinoa Blondies

My go-to dessert. Adaptable recipe can go several directions

In addition to following the recipe as is, I've done an Amaretto version by subbing 1/2 tsp Almond extract for the vanilla with 3/4 c. white chocolate chips. I've also done a spice variation where I added 1 tsp. apple spice (or you could use pumpkin pie spice) and white chocolate chips.

Deliciious, packed with protein, GF, flexible

I've made these a couple of times and my family loves them. Even my 5 year old loves them. Definitely a keeper for us.

Delicious, gluten-free, nutritious
very tasty

lacking almond butter, I used peanut butter. they were really yummy, noticeable PB flavor, which was a good thing. I was impressed that the texture (lighter than regular blondies, but a little heavier than most regular cakes) was very nice. we don't need gluten free, but we have friends who do, so it's nice to know there's a tasty dessert option that feels like dessert.

Eat 'em up delicious!

No one will know these are healthful. They are moist and chewy with just the right amount of sweetness. I usually make a double batch because it's hard to eat just one! I have made these twice with cashew butter because the price of almond butter is so high right now. I don't know if they could be any better with the almond butter.

Easy to make and delicious

These cookies were quick and easy to put together, and they were absolutely delicious! My only complaint is that it's hard to eat just one. I'm sending this recipe to all my relatives.

Delicious, quick, easy

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