Quinoa Peanut Butter Cookies (vegan)

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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.

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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.

IMG_1002 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.

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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
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine quinoa, peanut butter, maple syrup, salt, and oats in a bowl.  Using an electric mixer on low-medium speed combine well.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

 

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