Quinoa Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares

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Quinoa adds a wonderful texture, protein, antioxidants, and fiber to these squares. You won’t feel guilty having your second!

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves: 20

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 2 cups wheat-free all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp. turbinado sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 1½ tsp. wheat-free vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups pumpkin purée
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9" × 9" or 9" × 13" baking dish with gluten-free nonstick cooking spray.
  • Mix flour, flaxseed, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Set the bowl aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix the butter, sugar, and maple syrup until thoroughly combined. Add egg, quinoa, and vanilla and mix again.
  • Slowly add in pumpkin purée and continue to mix well. Once completely mixed, slowly add flour mixture. Feel free to add small amounts of water in increments of 1 teaspoon if batter seems too thick.
  • Once the flour mixture is thoroughly mixed, add chocolate chips and mix well. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  • Place in oven and bake for 40 minutes or until you place a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean. Allow to cool before cutting into squares.

Recipe Information

Serves: 20

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 2 cups wheat-free all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp. turbinado sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 1½ tsp. wheat-free vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups pumpkin purée
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9" × 9" or 9" × 13" baking dish with gluten-free nonstick cooking spray.
  • Mix flour, flaxseed, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Set the bowl aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix the butter, sugar, and maple syrup until thoroughly combined. Add egg, quinoa, and vanilla and mix again.
  • Slowly add in pumpkin purée and continue to mix well. Once completely mixed, slowly add flour mixture. Feel free to add small amounts of water in increments of 1 teaspoon if batter seems too thick.
  • Once the flour mixture is thoroughly mixed, add chocolate chips and mix well. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  • Place in oven and bake for 40 minutes or until you place a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean. Allow to cool before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories200
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol20mg
Sodium270mg
Total Carbohydrate26g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars8g
Protein3g