Almond Butter-Quinoa Blondies

Almond Butter-Quinoa Blondies 

This is a fantastic gluten free alternative to the typical blondie recipe. It uses quinoa flour, which can be bought packaged by Bob’s Red Mill or you can grind quinoa into flour using a high powered blender or a coffee grinder. Quinoa is a gluten free grain, and it is a complete protein, making it a wonderful grain to add to the diet. This recipe is from EatingWell.com.  

 

Ingredients: 

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

3/4 cup smooth or crunchy natural almond butter

2 large eggs

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 cup quinoa flour (If grinding flour, 3/4 cup quinoa will grind up into more flour so measure out again after) 

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray and line the

   bottom with parchment paper. 

2. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and almond butter in a mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in      

     eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. Whisk quinoa flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate 

     bowl, and add to the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. 

3. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan. 

4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and tested with a toothpick. Let cool in pan for   

    about 45 minutes before cutting up. 

 

May be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.