I know this isn’t exactly a low carb dessert. I made it the best way that I know how. I started by tossing a cup of raw quinoa in my Vitamix and blended it on high for less than a minute and got a nice, fine flour. (See photo’s below) I used a 1/2 cup of the flour and put the rest in a storage bag for use later. I blended a cup because I wasn’t sure how much flour it would make. I thought it was better to have more in case I needed it. You can purchase quinoa flour at most stores in the flour section. Me being me, I wanted to see if I could make it. Turns out I can and it is cheaper for me to make it than purchase it. Yea me!
I like my brownies to have a little kick to them so I toss in some ground cayenne pepper. It makes them ever so yummy!
1/2 cup quinoa flour
6 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 cup honey ( more if you want it sweeter)
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp strong coffee
2 egg whites or 2/3 a cup of egg substitute
1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper (more or less or optional)
Mix your dry ingredients in a bowl.
Mix your wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
Combine the contents of each bowl. Mix well.
Pour into a prepared baking dish (I prefer to use parchment paper)
Bake in a 325 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Check with a knife. If it comes out clean, it is done.
By the way, here’s what the flour looked like: