On Monday, I did quinoa savory. Now it’s time for sweet.
Introducing the Chocolate Quinoa Fudge Bar…
These bars are like nothing you’ve ever tasted. With an intense chocolate flavor and a texture somewhere between a brownie and a protein bar, they’re great to snack on, have pre-workout, or enjoy for dessert.
Originally, this recipe was intended to be more like a cake, but as you can see, that didn’t quite work out. But you know what? I think the recipe turned out even better this way.
Really, guys. They are just so fudgy. My mom was hesitant to try at first, but I coaxed one bite into her and after that she was hooked. Like I said, they’re like nothing you’ve ever tasted.
Fudgy, fudgy, fudgy.
Chocolate Quinoa Fudge Bars
- 1/2 cup spelt flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 5 tbsp special dark cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp ground flax
- 6 tbsp water + 1/4 cup, separated (1/4 cup water can be replaced with milk)
- 1 cup frozen cauliflower, thawed
- 3/4 cup applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp turbinado sugar (or white sugar)
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
Quinoa (and cauliflower!) in a dessert may scare you. Don’t let it.
Like, if I made these, blindfolded you, and then shoved a bite into your mouth I swear you would love them. But I can’t do that, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. K?
Alrighty then, that’s all. Go cook some quinoa and then make tater tots and chocolate bars.
(I never imagined I would use those two foods in the same sentence…)
Revisited Recipe of the Day:
Mixed Grains with Kale and Apple