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Recipe: Quinoa Brownies

- by Kalynn Spain

This recipe comes from Tamarack Farms, one of the first quinoa producers in Manitoba to sell directly to consumers. You can find these folks at St. Norbert Farmer's Market this summer.

Quinoa brownies

Ingredients

1/2 cup of quinoa

1 cup of water

1/2 cup of sugar (or appropriate amount of stevia)

1/2 cup of cocoa

1/4 cup of milk or 3/4 cups of coconut milk

2 eggs

2 tablespoons of coconut oil (if dairy milk is used)

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

Icing sugar for decoration

Cooking Instructions

Cook 1/2 cup of quinoa with 1 1/2 cups of water in a pot on the stove. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer until the quinoa is cooked and the water has cooked off. Let the quinoa sit in a bowl to cool. Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease a rectangular baking pan with coconut oil. Mix cooked quinoa with all other ingredients in a blender for two minutes until the mixture is smooth. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and cook in the oven for 35 - 40 minutes. The brownies are ready when a wooden stick can be inserted and removed from the brownie without any moist and sticky dough. Let cool and cut into squares. Dust with icing sugar before serving.