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Brownies - Flourless Chocolate Monkey


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  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) almond milk (or other milk of your choice)
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) grapeseed oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla


Cooking time 60mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a medium pot, add the quinoa and stir. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork, and let cool in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan or an 8-inch square cake pan, or line with parchment paper.
Add all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth, pour into the prepared pan.
Place the pan in the center of oven and cook for 25 to 30 minutes. After 15 mintues, rotate the pan to get a uniform bake. After 25 minutes test to see if the brownies are finished by inserting a fork into the centre; if it comes out clean it's finished.
If you used parchment paper, remove from pan and cool on a rack. Otherwise, cool in the pan for 10 minutes.

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