Quinoa Brownie Truffles

I’ve been on a quinoa kick lately. It seems as if it goes in everything. There are quinoa cookbooks and blogs with everything from salads to granola, cookies to ice cream.

Quinoa Brownie Truffles

Quinoa Brownie Truffles

1/3 cup dried dates, soaked in hot water for 15 minutes

½ cup cooked quinoa

1 tsp. vanilla

2 tbsp. almond butter

2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted

1 tbsp. coconut nectar

1/8 tsp. sea salt

¼ cup natural cacao powder

4 to 6 tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes

1 cup almond meal (I grind it in my Magic bullet)

Add all the ingredients to a food processor bowl. Mix until everything is well mixed and holds together well. Roll into balls. Leave plain or coat with coconut sugar, fine coconut, melted chocolate or ground nuts. Chill for 1 to 2 hours. Store in freezer.

Notes:

  • You shouldn’t leave the truffles outside the freezer for long periods of time. They soften, and I think that they taste best when still firm.
  • Honey may be substituted for coconut nectar.
  • Coconut nectar is full of nutrients and is very low on the glycemic index.  It is an excellent substitute for maple syrup or honey. You can find it at your local natural foods store or online.
  • Natural or raw cacao powder is high in antioxidants including magnesium. You can find it at your local natural foods store or online. If you wish, you may use regular baking cocoa from your regular grocery store.

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38 thoughts on “Quinoa Brownie Truffles

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  5. Yum, yum, and YUM!!! Once again, you’ve created something that I cannot wait to try. Thank you so much for stopping by *Mostly* Homemade Mondays and sharing more yumminess (I am ALWAYS a sucker for a delish quinoa recipe). You will be featured on my blog (again!) tomorrow. :)

    Jess
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  7. Can you describe how to make almond meal? I don’t know what that is or how its different from almond flour or almond butter. Thanks!

    • I grind whole almonds in a Magic bullet or food processor. Just until the almonds are ground up. It is not nearly as fine as the almond flour that you can buy. It is still coarse and small bits of nuts are ok. Almond butter is made in the same way but it is processed much longer, until the oil is pressed out of the nuts and evolves into a smooth almond butter ready for your sandwich.

      I hope this helps :)

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  10. Wow! The truffles look fantastic. So much nutrition in one little yummy ball of goodness. I love when a healthy recipe looks so good even the non-healthy eaters want to eat it.

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  13. I’m so excited. I love quinoa and have recently discovered coconut nectar so I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you so much.

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