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Chocolate Quinoa Brownies

There’s nothing like I like more than baking while stuck home during a blizzard. I found a recipe for German Chocolate Quinoa Brownies on one of my favourite websites, and by substituting sunflower butter for cashew butter, and sunflower seeds for pecan pieces, I came up with this nut-free, school-safe snack, that’s full of protein and fibre.


For the Brownies:

  • 1 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sunflower butter (or peanut butter, cashew butter, almond butter, etc)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
For the topping:
  • 1 cup unsweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (or pieces of pecans, almonds, etc)


  • Preheat oven to 350 and line an 8×8 glass baking dish with parchment paper
  • Put all the brownie ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
  • Pour the batter into the dish and bake for 30-40 minutes
  • Meanwhile, combine all ingredients for the topping in a small bowl and mix well
  • Allow brownies time to cool before applying the topping
  • Slice and serve

Blueberry Coconut Popsicles

A refreshing snack perfect for summer! If you’re in a hurry, simply blend all ingredients and freeze. Or, to get the layered effect, follow the directions below. I found the popsicle moulds at Stokes for $5.99 and they worked great!

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Serves: 8 popsicles          Prep Time: 20 minutes          Ready In: 1-2 hours


  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Combine coconut milk, 3 tbsp of the maple syrup and the vanilla extract
  2. Pour into the popsicle moulds and freeze for 15 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients, along with the 2 tbsp of maple syrup and process using an immersion blender or a blender
  4. Pour into the popsicle moulds and freeze approximately 30 minutes to an hour until completely frozen

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