Quinoa Chocolate Cake
Quinoa chocolate cake 8 servings

2 c. of cooked red quinoa
1 c. unsweetened apple sauce
3 eggs
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
3 Tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
½ c. sugar
pinch of salt

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Spray an 8” x 8” baking pan with nonstick spray.
  3. Blend the quinoa, applesauce, vanilla, and eggs in a food processor.
  4. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add quinoa mixture and mix well.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Should be a moist, pudding-like cake. Let cool before serving.

Approximate nutritional information per serving: 148.5 calories, 2.7g total fat, .8g saturated fat, 69.8mg cholesterol, 108.5mg sodium, 82.2mg potassium, 27.9g carbohydrate, 1.9g dietary fiber, 15.5 g sugars, 4.6g protein.

From the kitchen of Melissa Reeves, Fresh Start program manager.
Melissa Reeves is the program manager of Harrison Medical Center’s Fresh Start Employee Wellness Program. The goal of Fresh Start is to help Harrison employees maintain and improve their health by providing them the tools and resources they need to help track and measure their personal health goals, while offering them incentives and fun activities along the way.