Sweet Surprise: 7 Unexpectedly Delicious Treats to Make with Quinoa Flour

Photo by: Julie Van Rosendaal
Classic Brownies
Who says you can't enjoy brownies when they are made with quinoa flour? These tasty cocoa treats are rich and chewy and totally delectable.
Ingredients ... more 
Photo by: Julie Van Rosendaal
Classic Brownies
Who says you can't enjoy brownies when they are made with quinoa flour? These tasty cocoa treats are rich and chewy and totally delectable.
Ingredients
1/2 cup butter 4 oz. (4 squares) unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup quinoa flour (or substitute all-purpose)
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray an 8×8-inch pan with nonstick spray. In a medium saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over medium heat, stirring until chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool.
2. Using electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl until thick and pale; beat in the chocolate mixture, vanilla and salt. Add flour and beat on low speed or stir just until blended.
3. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, until just set and the edges are starting to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. less 
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Mon, Oct 14, 2013 11:53 AM EDT
I recently had to make a gluten-free treat for a friend and the recipe called for quinoa flour. Admittedly, I was unsure about baking with it since I never had before. But, I gave it a go and it turned out beautifully! It turns out that quinoa flour yields a wonderfully moist and delicious baked good. It is light and fluffy and ideal for anyone eating a gluten-free diet. It is also great when combined with regular flour because it lightens the baked good and adds a little whole grain goodness. Here are some delicious treats that can be made with quinoa flour. Give them a try even if you have never baked with quinoa flour before; I can guarantee you will love it! - By Kelsey Banfield



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