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Fresh Flours
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Cheesy Quinoa Crackers
No need to top these cheesy
delights. Quinoa flour adds fiber and
protein as well as a nutty taste to
these stand-alone snacks
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves 8
11∕2 cups quinoa flour, plus more
for flouring surface
1 cup cheddar cheese, finely
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons cold water
1 large egg
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1. Preheat the oven to 400˚ F. In a
medium bowl, mix together the flour,
cheese, garlic powder and baking
soda until combined.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together
the olive oil, water and egg. Add dry
ingredients to wet ingredients and
stir until thoroughly combined.
If dough appears dry and crumbly,
add 1 teaspoon of water at a time
until it holds together.
3. Divide the dough into halves
and knead a few turns until a ball
forms. Flour an overturned cookie
sheet. Roll out the dough on top,
using as much flour as needed to
prevent sticking, until 1∕8-inch thick.
Repeat process with the remaining
piece of dough.
4. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and
sea salt, gently pressing into the
dough with fingers. Cut the dough
into 2-inch squares with a knife or
pizza cutter.
5. Bake until crisp and golden, 12 to
15 minutes. Cool completely before
serving. Makes 24 crackers. Store in
an airtight container.
Per serving (3 crackers): 198
calories, 11 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat),
8 g protein, 15 g carbohydrates, 2 g
fiber, 300 mg sodium

Coconut Flour Fudge Brownies
Coconut flour adds a blast of fiber
to these chewy, chocolaty one-bowl
brownies. Avoid over-baking for extra
ooey-gooey goodness.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves 16
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate,
coarsely chopped
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup loosely packed coconut
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat the oven to 325˚ F.
Butter and flour an 8-inch square
baking dish.
2. Melt butter and chocolate together
in a medium saucepan over low heat,
stirring until smooth. Remove from
heat. Whisk in brown sugar, agave,
vanilla, eggs and water. Stir in flour and
salt until just combined.
3. Pour batter into prepared baking
dish. Bake 30 minutes or until
toothpick comes out clean (look for the
sides pulling away from the pan). Do
not over-bake. Cool completely before
cutting into 16 2-inch squares.
Per serving (1 brownie): 192 calories,
10.5 g fat (6.5 g saturated fat),
2 g protein, 24 g carbohydrates,
2 g fiber, 101 mg sodium