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Quinoa Brownies  ~ Gluten Free Brownies

Delicious gluten free brownies are now possible with the use of the power grain - quinoa. These are gooey and decadent, perfect for snacking or as a dessert!
Course Baking
Cuisine International
Keyword Brownies, Gluten Free, Quinoa
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 medium squares


  • 1/2 cup quinoa flour
  • 1/2 cup 115 grams unsalted butter
  • 50 grams dark chocolate
  • 2 large small eggs
  • 1/2 cup 100 grams soft brown or caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup choco chips optional
  • 1 teaspoon coffee extract optional * see notes


  • Line an 8x8" square baking tin with baking parchment. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  • In a heatproof bowl add the butter and the chocolate squares and melt them (using the double boiler technique or a microwave using 20 second intervals)
  • In another bowl beat the eggs and sugar  well and add the melted chocolate mixture. Add in the vanilla extract, coffee extract (if using), salt , flour and cocoa powder. Mix well
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for about 25-27 minutes or till the top springs up lightly when touched. Remove and let the pan cool for about 10 mins
  • Gently turn out the brownie onto a wire rack and cool completely before cutting it into 16 equal pieces. Serve with chocolate or coffee ice cream.


If you don't have coffee extract you may use 1 tablespoon of (freshly brewed and cooled) strong coffee