Chocolate Quinoa Brownies

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These flourless brownies are a snap to prepare-- just throw all the ingredients in the food processor. We cooked the quinoa in more water than usual to obtain a smoother texture.

Tags: Intermediate, 35 mins, Desserts, Eggs, Chocolate, Healthy Insider's Report 2011, Holiday Insider’s Report 2011, Top of the charts 2012 , Healthy Insider’s Report 2013, President's Choice Blue Menu, Low in Saturated Fat
Serves: 9
Skill level: Intermediate
Prep time: 5  minutes
Cooking time: 34  minutes
Total: 39 *  minutes
Cool time: 40 minutes

Additional Information


½ cup (125 mL) PC Organics Quinoa
¾ cup (175 mL) granulated sugar
½ cup (125 mL) cocoa powder
1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
¼ cup (50 mL) 2% milk
2 tbsp (25 mL) canola oil
2 PC Blue Menu Oméga-3 Eggs - Large
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla


  1. In small saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) water to a boil. Stir in quinoa. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork. Transfer to bowl; cool to room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray 8-inch square (2 L) metal cake pan with cooking spray.
  3. Place quinoa, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, milk, oil, eggs and vanilla in food processor. Process until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake in centre of oven for 30 to 34 minutes or until tester inserted in centre comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pan on rack. Cut into 9 squares. Serve dusted with icing sugar, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Makes 9 servings Per serving:
180 calories
fat 6 g (1 g of it saturated)
sodium 65 mg
carbohydrate 29 g
fibre 2 g
protein 4 g
Low in saturated fat