Karen who amazes me each week with her creations that are reliably healthy and tasty. My routine on Tuesdays is to eat a smaller lunch with anticipation of trying one of her treats later in the day. Her selection varies and there are few repeats, but the quinoa brownies keep showing up. And for good reason: they are mighty tasty!
recipe adapted from Little City Farms
2 Tbsp chia seeds
scant cup of water
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup coconut oil
100 gram bar - 85% chocolate
pinch sea salt
Combine the water, chia and quinoa and allow to soak 8-12 hours (overnight).
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 8x8 square baking pan with coconut oil or line with parchment paper.
Puree quinoa water mixture until smooth in blender and pour into large bowl.
Add coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, sea salt and baking soda. Stir to combine. Pour into prepared pan and bake 35-45min. Remove from oven and cool.
In a small sauce pan, melt coconut oil and chocolate together. Stir in salt and remove from heat. Place in fridge until cold and starting to thicken a little. Pour/spread onto cooled brownies and return to fridge until ganache hardens. Cut into squares and serve immediately. Store any leftovers in fridge, as the ganache will melt in a warm kitchen.