Ever have leftover cooked quinoa which you’d like to use somehow? Try these cookies! They are beautifully crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside with a nutty rich chocolate flavour – divine.

 

Makes 6 medium or 8 small cookies

 

You need:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (white, red, black or tricolour)
  • 1/2 cup nut meal/flour (eg. almond, hazelnut or coconut)
  • 1 Tbsp. nut butter (eg. almond or peanut)
  • 1 heaped Tbsp. cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil, in liquid form
  • 1 Tbsp sweetener (maple sugar, honey, raw sugar, coconut sugar)
  • A dash of vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt

 

To make:

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl to create a sticky batter. Taste and add more sweetener if you like. Then using your hands roll batter into balls (using about 1 Tbsp. for each cookie), place on baking paper and press down gently with a fork. Bake for 12-15mins, allow to cool and then keep in an airtight container.

 

Recommended additions:

  • Dark chocolate or white chocolate
  • Dried fruit
  • Coconut
  • Nuts and/or seeds
  • Fresh berries
  • Other spices such as turmeric, nutmeg, ginger

 

If you like these you may also like our peanut butter, banana, tahini cacao cookies – these are just as good!

 

 

Lara x

 

 

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