Thursday, 10 April 2014

Chocolate Chip Quinoa Blondies


Ingredients
  • 2/3 cups almond meal
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup tapioca starch
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter or coconut oil, softened
  • 2 eggs (see note)
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray.
  2. In a food processor, combine almond meal, quinoa, tapioa starch, xanthan gum, baking powder and sea salt. Blend for 2 minutes, until smooth.
  3. Add sugar, butter, eggs, applesauce, vanilla and almond extract and pulse until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Transfer mixture to prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Allow to cool and cut into squares.
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