As I’m going down a new road this month with some diet changes I’ve been looking at plenty of websites gaining knowledge and advice. In doing this I stumbled across a recipe for quinoa cookies. I quickly wrote the recipe down not fully convinced I was going to make them and lost the page to link to the original recipe. I found this recipe to be highly adaptable. There are no eggs but if you desired you could surely add them in. Or even a mashed banana with less peanut butter. You can easily substitute the peanut butter for any other nut or seed butter and the chocolate chips for a dried fruit. The texture was chewy and slightly crumbly. But not too crumbly where they fall apart while eating them. I found these to be better than expected and I will be making them again.
There are only 6 ingredients in this recipe! Cooked quinoa, nut butter, sweetener, salt, oats, and chocolate. You only need one bowl to mix the ‘batter’ and I managed to fit them all on one cookie sheet for one round of baking. I made mine small, tablespoon sized, and ended up with 60 of them.
I cooked the quinoa in the morning and baked these cookies in the evening, but next time I plan to make the batter with the just cooked quinoa so the chocolate melts into the ‘batter’. I think I may add in a little coconut oil too.
Quinoa Peanut Butter Cookies (vegan)
- 3 cups cooked quinoa (3/4 cup dry quinoa)
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 5 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Combine quinoa, peanut butter, maple syrup, salt, and oats in a bowl. Using an electric mixer on low-medium speed combine well.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Using a tablespoon press ‘batter’ firmly into the cups and lightly tap out. I tapped each one out into my cupped palm. Place on a Silpat or parchment lined cookie sheet. Since they do not spread while baking they can be close together.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until bottoms are browned. I baked mine for 25 minutes, if they are spaced farther apart they will take less time.