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Chewy Chocolate Quinoa Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Quinoa Cookies

 

Quinoa is such a versatile ingredient and it’s nutritional profile is hard to beat. It s definitely one of my faves and can be enjoyed hot or cold/ savoury or sweet.This recipe is so simple to whip up and even better you can get all the ingredients in store.

Chewy Chocolate Quinoa Cookies

May 17, 2018
: 8 small cookies
: 5 min
: 10 min
: easy

The coconut flakes combined with the quinoa make for a really soft and chewy cookie but I have also since tried without the coconut. The peanut butter helps bind and gives a mildly peanutty taste but you could sub for cashew or almond butter if you want the chocolate to dominate.

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup peanut butter (add a pinch of salt if not salted)
  • ¼ cup homemade date syrup and a pinch of pure stevia (you could use 3 tbs maple syrup, coconut syrup or agave if you prefer)
  • ¼ cup unsweeteneed dessicated coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup cocoa nibs or dark choc chips
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
Directions
  • Step 1 Mix the peanut butter and date syrup, add a tiny touch of hot water if not already ‘drippy’.
  • Step 2 Stir in the remaining ingredients until fully coated and sticky.
  • Step 3 Scoop into fat cookie dollops and place on a lined baking sheet. Bake at a fairly low temperature (I opted for 160C so as not to risk burning the date syrup) for 10-15 minutes until slightly golden.
  • Step 4 The cookies will be soft when they come out of the oven and will firm up to touch as they cool but remain soft in the centre.
  • Step 5 Note: I have since also made these adding one mashed banana which helps to sweeten and bind the mix even more. Reduce syrup/stevia accordingly to taste.


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