Chocolate Quinoa.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Double Chocolate Crunch Quinoa Flake Bake

Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Refined sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free
Double chocolate cake with almonds, chia seeds, and held together by avocado puree + flax eggs.
Inspired by my apple quinoa and strawberry quinoa flake bakes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1/4 cup fresh avocado, mashed
  • 1 flax egg [1 tbsp freshly ground flax + 3 tbsp water]
  • 8 almonds, smashed
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar [optional - it's great without it!]
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • handful of chocolate chunks [you can try making your own too! Recipe below]
Toppings I used: cocoalmond mania butter, strawberries, and almonds.

Directions

Prepare a 16oz. microwave/oven safe dish by oiling with a dab of coconut oil. Set aside. Drop all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until fully incorporated. Press mixture into prepare dish and even out with fork.
Microwave option: Place in the microwave and cook for 3 1/2 minutes. You’ll know when it’s done when it rises slightly, is harder to the touch, and pulls away from the sides of the dish. Don’t bake it too long, or you’ll have a chocolate Frisbee!
Oven option: Place in a preheated oven at 350F and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Allow to rest for 1 minute before tipping over onto a plate and smothering with your favorite toppings.

Makes 1 breakfast bake.

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