Quinoa oats apple brownie. A delicious fudgy eggless brownie sweetened with natural sweetener and with very little oil. This brownie is completely gluten free, sugar free and also butter free. A healthy and guilt free treat for everyone. Apple, coconut, almond, dates and cinnamon made this brownie absolutely delicious.
I always love to use different gluten free flour in my baking like soybean flour, oats, buckwheat, cornmeal, sorghum, amaranth or rajgira, pearl millet etc. This time used protein rich quinoa flour to make this delicious and healthy brownie.
Quinoa is one of the world’s most popular health foods. Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants. It may improve your blood sugar and cholesterol levels and even aid weight loss. To read more health benefits of quinoa click here.
Already shared some gluten free bakes on this blog. Get the recipes here.
And some sugar free desserts. Click on the name below for recipe.
Sending this post to 268 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is Tropical Coconut suggested by Narmadha who blog at Nams Corner. Narmadha is a very talented blogger. Check out her space for different types of delicious recipes. You can get healthy and delicious Quinoa khara pongal recipe and many more. I am sure you will love her 26 different types of thali and platters.
And also contributing this post to A to Z monthly challenge. Wherein a group of bloggers come together and we choose key ingredients alphabetically to cook and post a dish every month. This month’s alphabet is letter Q. And my star ingredient is Quinoa flour.
This brownie recipe is very easy to make. You have to make a paste of milk soaked pitted dates and raisins. Dates and raisins will perfectly sweeten your brownie. Grated apple, desiccated coconut, ground almond, cinnamon with quinoa and oats flour made this brownie nutritious and delicious. You can use any flour instead of quinoa flour. And if you don’t like date, you can always use powdered sugar or jaggery.
Quinoa flour – 1 cup
Rolled oats – 1/2 cup
Apple – 1, large
Cocoa powder – 3 heaped tablespoon
Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon
Almond – 1/4 cup
Cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon
Desiccated coconut – 1/2 cup
Salt – a small pinch
Dates – 1 cup tightly packed or 30, pitted
Raisins – 1/4 cup
Milk – 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoon
Curd or yogurt – 1/4 cup
Oil – 1/3 cup
Desiccated coconut to sprinkle, optional
1. Grind the rolled oats into fine powder. Add desiccated coconut and grind again for a few seconds. If you have oats powder then you can use it instead of rolled oats.
2. Grind the almond.
3. Boil milk with dates and raisins. Let it cool down and blend into a smooth paste. Sweetness is perfect for us but if you like your brownie more sweet use 5-6 pitted date more or use 1/2 cup raisins instead of 1/4 cup.
4. Taste the quinoa flour. Toast the quinoa flour in a pan or oven if its bitter. I didn’t. Sometimes quinoa flour may be taste slightly bitter. Toasting will remove the bitterness. I tasted the flour and it was perfectly okay so I didn’t toast the flour.
5. In a bowl sieve quinoa flour, cinnamon powder, baking powder, soda, salt and cocoa powder.
6. Add oats and desiccated coconut powder and ground almond. Mix well.
7. Preheat the oven at 180° for 10 minutes. Grease a square baking pan or line with parchment paper. Grease and dust with little flour.
8. Peel and grate the apple. In a large bowl whisk oil and curd. I have used olive oil but you can use any flavorless oil. Add blended dates and raisins with grated apple. Whisk well.
9. Now add all the dry ingredients gradually and mix well. Mix with a spatula or spoon to combine everything well. Mix in cut and fold method. Make a thick batter. You can add 1 – 2 tablespoon milk more if require.
10. Pour the batter in greased or lined baking pan. Tap the pan on your kitchen counter. Level the top with your fingers or spoon.
11. Bake in preheated oven at 180° for 30 minutes. Check after 30 minutes with a toothpick. Let the brownie cool down completely.
12. Sprinkle desiccated coconut and cut into desired shape. Enjoy healthy guilt free and delicious brownie with milk, tea or coffee.
1. You can use any flour instead of quinoa flour.
2. Powdered sugar or jaggery can be used instead of dates.
3. Vegan people can use coconut milk, almond milk or any plant based milk and yogurt.
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