Quinoa Cookies

Quinoa Cookies

by David Lucas 6 months ago
4.6 (9)
35 minutes
187.9 kcal
27.6 g carbs
Description

I bake with my three-year-old at least once a week. We have tried a plethora of different cookies with different fruits and bases. This one was a hit! My three-year-old and older child both loved these, and I did too! They are super simple to make and sneak fiber, protein, and other nutrients into dessert! I used one cookie sheet for nine cookies, three rows of three fit well.

Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup water
  • ⅓ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips
Directions
  1. 1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Place a cover on the saucepan, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until the moisture is absorbed completely, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. 2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.
  3. 3. Mix cooked quinoa, coconut, oats, flour, brown sugar, mashed bananas, applesauce, peanut butter, vanilla, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together in a large bowl. Fold chocolate chips into the quinoa mixture; drop by spoonful onto prepared baking sheets.
  4. 4. Bake in preheated oven until browned around the edges, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow cookies to set up a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack
Nutrition Facts
serving: 18 cookies
calories: 187.9 kcal
carbohydrates: 27.6 g
protein: 4.3 g
saturated fat: 3.2 g
sodium: 274.1 mg
fiber: 2.7 g
sugar: 13.9 g