Healthy Brownies or "chosen Brownies" for Passover


It turns out that quinoa is considered Kosher for Passover because it is technically a seed and not a grain. Many Jews round the Globe have rejoiced at the news as it adds a little variety to the somewhat mundane Passover diet. Some people, I am certain, would still prefer to not take any chances and would personally consider quinoa not Kosher for Passover. I however, embraced it full force (I have had many Passover desserts that can only be described as dreadful). I am not religious but attend and contribute to a Passover celebration every year. I am always in charge of desserts. It usually means that I experiment a lot. Luckily for me, most people familiar with Passover desserts don't expect much! These folks are used to mealy, dry, gag-worthy delights. I strive every year to change their expectations.This year was an amazing success! Thanks to my new knowledge of the quinoa exception to the Passover rule, I was able to make a truly delicious dessert for the desperate masses. What I made was a decadent but healthy brownie. My healthy brownies are gluten free, dairy free, low fat, fruit-sweetened and received rave reviews from 14 unassuming guests including my brownie-connoisseur-husband and even my health-food-phobic brother-in-law.

What you will need

4 large frozen bananas

4.5 tbsp unsweetened pear butter (or apple butter if you cant get pear butter)

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp coarse sea salt

8 tbsp 100% cocoa powder

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 cup filtered water or non-dairy milk

2 large organic eggs (or vegan egg replacer, or 2 "flax-eggs")

2 cups quinoa flakes

1 cup Enjoy Life brand vegan chocolate chips or another vegan chocolate chips

1 heaping teaspoon unsweetened pear butter

1 dash sea salt

1 dash cinnamon


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