Gluten free, yummy, squidgy brownies made with quinoa flour

We love Brownies in our house, I mean proper love them, but as I try to be healthy I don’t make them very often. The Teenager has been nagging me for ages to make some Brownies so as I’m moving towards a gluten free diet I thought I’d try out a different kind of Brownie, gluten free Quinoa flour Brownies!

These squares of squidgy yumminess are gluten free & made with Go Nutrition Quinoa flour, they do still contain sugar & butter as I’m not quite confident enough in my free from baking to replace them just yet but I’ll be moving towards more healthier versions soon enough!

I was so nervous to be baking with Quinoa flour; as to be honest I wasn’t really that sure what it was, only that it is a superfood & gluten free so much better for you that regular bleached white flour. It was surprisingly easy to use, I think it was more a fear of the unknown as it worked just as well as normal plain flour, and didn’t affect the texture at all. The Brownies were squidgy & yummy, not dry at all like some gluten free baking can be, I can’t wait to try the Quinoa flour in other recipes.

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Recipe | Gluten Free Quinoa Flour Brownies
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  • 115g butter
  • 125g dark chocolate
  • 2 large eggs
  • 125g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • pinch of salt
  • 65g quinoa flour
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 8x8 inch tin. Melt the butter and chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan on medium heat, stirring until chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool.
  2. Using electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl until thick and pale like milkshake; beat in the chocolate mixture, vanilla and salt. Fold in the flour until it's all blended together.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, until just set and the edges are starting to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.



  1. June 16, 2015 / 10:53 am

    These look amazing, we love quinoa here, fills us up all day, need to try the flour x

  2. June 16, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    These look amazing! We eat quinoa but have never tried quinoa flour! Must give it a go! xx

  3. June 17, 2015 / 10:40 pm

    Oh my! I love quinoa. I love brownies. This is PERFECT! I am trying this this week. xxx

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    • June 21, 2015 / 8:24 pm

      Oh I’ve missed free from Fridays but I’ll add it to my linky list & link up this week. You should link up any of your sweet recipes to my #SundaySweets linky too x
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  4. June 18, 2015 / 8:22 pm

    So it make them healthier? If so, it is worth a go. I know the sugar and butter are still bad, but if the flour makes them ‘allowed’ why on earth not! #Twinklytuesday
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  5. June 22, 2015 / 1:21 pm

    Quinoa flour is brilliant isn’t it? It is great in a blend of other gluten-free flours and with only a small amount works really well in things like brownies. For other gluten-free ideas…well of course I am going to tell you to explore my site ;). Thanks for hosting!
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  6. July 3, 2015 / 6:07 pm

    These look awesome! I can’t wait to try them….just come over from #freefromfridays 🙂

  7. July 5, 2015 / 9:40 am

    What a great idea. We use a Gluten free flour blend, but I’ve yet to foray into other grain flours. What a great place to start. Brownies are Oscar’s absolute fave so I will have to give these a go. Thanks honey #SundaySweets
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    • August 8, 2015 / 1:59 pm

      It’s amazing, there’s a link in the post of the quinoa flour I used, so yummy! x

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