After taking all of the ingredients I will need out of the pantry I begin following the recipe....melting the unsweetened chocolate and everything! When you make buy a brownie mix and make out of the package, it's very thick. This brownie batter was pretty thin and as I poured it into the baking dish I realized these brownies weren't going to be nearly as thick as the box mix brownies. They did smell good, though, despite the fact that it had a half cup of quinoa flour in it. Then, to up the chances that we would like it enough to keep trying, I add a couple teaspoons of mini chocolate chips to it, and then I sprinkled chopped walnuts on top of half the batter.
While it was baking, it did smell similar to regular box mix brownies so I had a good feeling about what these would taste like. When the timer went off, I took them out of the oven and was a little surprised at how they looked. They didn't rais at all like box mix brownies and the top looked very different than I was use to. But hey, they were chocolate and for dessert, so not such a big deal! When they cooled enough I cut them up into 16 pieces (from a 9x9 pan) and served them up. Surprisingly, they were a pretty big hit! Don like them, but Amanda said they were just ok. Brandon, on the other hand, ate quite a few. What did I think? They were not too bad. They are more cake like than fudgy, but they do have a good chocolate flavor. Of course, the quinoa flour adds a bit of a different tast that I may be able to change with a different flour blend. The thing that surprises me the most is today, a day later, they are still pretty soft.
Would I make them again? I think I will. I'm not sure I can do anything different to tweak the recipe other than using a different flour blend, but to be able to bake something from scratch that my family can enjoy is a great feeling!
Do you have any healthier versions of brownie recipes you'd like to share? We would love to try them!