Quinoa Brownies

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 
1/3 cup whole milk
  • 
4 large eggs
  • 
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 
1 1/2 cups white or cane sugar
  • 
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 
1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease one 9×13 glass dish. Line the bottoms of the pan with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  2. Combine milk, eggs, and vanilla in a blender or food processor. Add 2 cups of cooked quinoa and the butter, and continue to blend until smooth.
  3. 

Add sugar to a large bowl. Sift in cocoa and then whisk in baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the contents of the blender and mix well.
  4. Pour the batter evenly into the 9×13 dish and bake on the center oven rack for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of the brownies comes out clean. Remove brownies from oven and cool completely in the pan before serving.
  5. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.