Quinoa Flour Brownies

Quinoa Flour BrowniesBrownies are pretty much my most favorite treat ever, so I planned to make a big ol’ batch of them for an annual weekend getaway with friends. We each contribute to making a few meals & bringing communal snacks, so I figured that after hours snowshoeing & frolicking in the snow, what would be better than a steaming mug of hot chocolate along with a dense, fudgy brownie?! Pretty much nothing.Quinoa Flour Brownies1 Sometimes it gets a little tricky to arrange meals for everyone because we all have different dietary needs. We have a vegetarian in the group, as well as someone who cannot tolerate gluten & we kind of eating Paleo, so we need to be really careful when planning our communal foods. I thought it would be torture for my gluten-free friend to watch us nosh on brownies, so when I found this simple recipe for brownies using quinoa flour, I was sold.Quinoa Flour Brownies2I was horrified at the prices of quinoa flour at my local grocery store, so I was thankful that quinoa is on the list of OK things to grind in my new Wondermill grain mill. Below you can see a picture of the quinoa before & what the flour looked like afterwards. This recipe tastes deep, dark, & delicious like brownies should & they by no means taste like quinoa at all!Quinoa Flour Brownies3

Quinoa Flour Brownies
1/2 cup butter
4 oz. (4 squares) unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 large eggs
1 cup demerara (raw) sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup quinoa flour

Preheat the oven to 350°F & line an 8×8-inch pan with buttered aluminum foil (make sure the foil hangs over the edge of the pan at least 2 inches on each side). In a medium saucepan, melt the butter & chocolate over medium heat, stirring until chocolate is melted. Set aside to cool.

Beat the eggs & sugar in a large bowl until thick & then beat in the chocolate mixture, vanilla & salt. Add the flour & beat on low or stir just until blended.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan & bake for 30 minutes. Remove the brownies by lifting up on the aluminum foil. Cool on the foil for at least 10 minutes before cutting.

Recipe taken from Dinner with Julie

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About The Haas Machine

John & Gillian Haas are the creators behind The Haas Machine. They like to blog about their simple DIY projects & recipes that they make for their family. When they're not creating, they like to enjoy spending time listening to records, hiking through the southern Wisconsin bluffs, & chasing their spunky 2-year-old daughter through the farmer's market.

Grain Mill Wagon Experience: I'll be honest & say that I was a bit intimidated when I found out that I would be receiving a grain mill. Although i love making food from scratch & the majority of what we make is pretty healthy, I was nervous that grinding my own grains would be just another thing for me to do. I'm a busy stay-at-home mama of one, pregnant with our second, & actively blog at The Haas Machine, so I was worried that another step in my cooking or baking process would be bothersome. I was relieved to discover that grinding my own wheat berries for flour in my homemade bread took no more time than my normal preparations! I also discovered that I can buy local organic grains in bulk within driving distance of our home, so I am saving a boatload of money (there's no way we could afford to buy organic flour). We've also been experimenting a bit with eating Paleo, so being able to grind up quinoa instead of buying the spendy quinoa flour has been a life-saver. Being encouraged to write 3 posts using the grain mill was the incentive that I needed to become more familiar with the machine & I'm so glad that I invested the time into using it because now we have a very practical kitchen appliance that will save us money, time, & help keep my family healthy.

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