Quinoa and Cacao Brownie

Quinoa and cacao brownieI am still yet to tame the ravaging ‘breast feeding hunger’ beast. I’m starving, pretty much all of the time and to be honest, I’m getting a little sick of it.

I’m not one to give a shit about how much I weigh, but I DO care about how I feel.  And I’m feeling soft.  My belly is soft and my attitude is soft.  Last night I fell asleep at 8 pm on the couch, woke myself with a start because I thought I could hear E crying, then promptly put myself to bed.

How lame.

chocolate quinoa brownieNow, I’m not being hard on myself, I know that it takes time to adjust to everything, but he’s 5 months old now and I’m just eating, Eating, EATING!  So my snacks need to get healthier.

The problem is that I LOVE CAKE! So I needed to come up with a little something that was delicious, ‘naughty’ like and good for me.  Now my love of quinoa isn’t a secret, and I thought that there had to be something in that, so I gave it a go.

What I came up with was this delicious brownie-esque slice, with amazing texture.

Are you a snacker?  How do you feel about quinoa in baked goods?

cacao quinoa brownie

Quinoa and Cacao Brownie
Author: Clare Reilly
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  • 200gm dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3/4 cup wholemeal plain
  • 1/4 cup self raising flour
  • 1 tsp cannamon
  1. Preheat oven to 180*C
  2. Melt dark chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler, add vanilla.
  3. Allow to cool slightly, then whisk in eggs.
  4. Combine flours, quinoa, cinnamon, stir.
  5. Pour in chocolate mix.
  6. Stir well.
  7. Bake at 180*C for 20 mins.


11 thoughts on “Quinoa and Cacao Brownie

      1. I was like that, forever hungry
        And very overweight
        I purchased the the four books written by David Gillespie
        Filled his advice and lost 26 kgs
        4 yrs latter
        I am much healthier and happier and have a very healthy food plan
        You have this same help waiting for you
        Go for it stick with it and it will change your life
        Sent with love
        Zoe 🙂

    1. I definitely know that I’m not alone, but it’s not something that I’m used to, so I’m just going to keep working on it!

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