Quinoa Blondies with Almond Butter is a recipe I found in an old issue of Eating Well Magazine. It is originally from Patricia Green’s book, Quinoa Revolution. When I first posted this recipe I was worried the flavor of the quinoa would be overpowering, but it’s not. It’s quite pleasant!
Grind Quinoa to Make the Flour
The original recipe calls for quinoa flour, but the authors say to grind it yourself. Unless you have a lot of quinoa flour recipes, grinding it in your coffee or spice mill is a lot more economical than buying a big bag of flour. Here’s a picture of the quinoa that I ground and used in the recipe. As you can see, I used the rainbow kind.
Quinoa Blondies from Eating WEll
Here’s a link to the recipe on Eating Well. The only thing I did differently than Eating Well was to halve the recipe and bake it for about 22 minutes in an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch metal loaf pan.
I just saw this recipe when I was looking thru my old stack of EW mags. I tore the page out to try. Glad to see you tried it.
The trick to getting quinoa to taste good is to boil it in broth, not water. Veg, chicken, beef, fish, doesn’t matter. Using a broth base gives it a little oomph and makes it a very tasty grain.
Kathryn, I didn’t rinse it and still liked the flavor.
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
I should make these for my gluten-intolerant friend, they look great!
Kathryn Von Buren
Just curious – I usually rinse the quinoa before using it to remove the bitter flavor. Did you grind without rinsing, or rinse and let the quinoa dry before grinding? Thanks.
Kathryn Von Buren
Thanks for sharing – I am always amazed at how versatile quinoa is.
I’m glad that I am not the only one struggling to appreciate quinoa. After more than a dozen attempts,I have passed a bag of quinoa, quinoa flour and a quinoa cookbook on to my sister.
I love anything with Almond Butter, these look so good!
That’s how I feel about it, but I’m starting to appreciate its flavor. You’d probably like these because while you can taste the quinoa, the almond butter flavor is also pretty strong.
Interesting… I’m not completely sold on the taste of plain quinoa , but I know it’s good for me and am trying to appreciate it. This is a neat way to use it:)