Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate

If you are a cookie person and want to enjoy as many treats as you wish without feeling guilty, these Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate are just what you need. Incredibly easy to make, these nutty and healthy quinoa cookies are ready in no time.
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About This Quinoa Cookies Recipe

I am not really a sweet kind of person, preferring savory, but I love cookies, and I like to indulge in tasty and decadent treats.

These Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate are simple, nutty, and healthy cookies, perfect to start the day with or have them as a snack during the day. The only problem is that you can’t stop only at one, but luckily are so easy to make that in less than 30 minutes, you’ll have another batch ready.

Think that no flour, eggs, sugar, or milk are needed for these cookies, and yet, once you try them, you’ll get obsessed.

Now let’s get to the healthy part. Quinoa is a good source of complete protein with all 9 essential amino acids necessary for the growth and repair of our cells. Bananas are incredibly healthy and delicious, containing several essential nutrients, while almonds are among the world’s most popular tree nuts, containing lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, and vitamins.

By combining these super healthy ingredients, you’ll get amazingly delicious and nutritious cookies. They are vegan, naturally sweetened, gluten-free quinoa cookies, great for a quick breakfast or a healthy snack.

So having said that, it’s definitely cookies season! And cookies are totally the best kind of dessert on the planet, am I right?

Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate

What You Need for This Quinoa Cookies Recipe

Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate Ingredients

Ingredient Notes

  • Quinoa Flakes. Quinoa flakes are flat; they mimic the texture of rolled oats but are less distinguishable and are a great binder.
  • Linseed. Linseed adds dietary fiber, and because it has a rich, buttery taste, it is useful to add richness to the cookies.
  • Ground Almonds. Almonds contain vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber and give a wonderfully nutty taste.
  • Banana. Banana is healthy and nutritious, and is also naturally sweet, and helps give the perfect moisture to these cookies.
  • Cacao Nibs. Nibs are the purest form of cacao, made straight from cracked cacao beans. They’re a crunchy and delicious source of antioxidants, minerals, and fibers.
  • Cinnamon. Cinnamon is the perfect touch of spice in these cookies.
  • Maple Syrup. For a touch of natural sweetener.
  • Dark Chocolate Chips. To make these quinoa cookies even more indulgent, I have used dark chocolate chips.
  • Dried Cranberries. I have used some dried cranberries that go very well with the dark chocolate for the perfect finishing touches.

Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Quinoa Flakes. I really prefer using quinoa flakes for this recipe as they are less distinguishable, but you may use rolled oats instead if you prefer.
  • Maple Syrup. Can substitute it with honey, agave syrup or brown sugar.
  • Almonds. Can substitute them with any other nuts that you prefer, like hazelnuts, walnuts.

Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate

FAQs

How can these Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate be stored?

Usually are gone before you know it, but if you have any cookies left, you can keep them in an air-tight container.

Can I use leftover cooked quinoa to make these cookies?

Yes. If you have any cooked quinoa leftover, you may use it instead of quinoa flakes. The cookies will be a little bit moister.

Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 25 mins

Description

These Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate are easy and quick to make, are vegan, naturally sweetened, gluten-free, and great for a quick breakfast or a healthy snack.

Yield: 6-7

Ingredients

How To Make Quinoa Cookies Step By Step

  1. Start by lining a baking tray with baking paper and preheat the oven to 170ºC (340ºF).

    Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate Step 1
  2. Peel and mash the banana.

    Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate Step 2
  3. Combine the quinoa flakes, linseeds, ground almonds, mashed banana, cacao nibs, cinnamon, and maple syrup in a bowl, and using your hands, mix well until you get a sticky dough.

    Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate Step 3
  4. Form 6-7 balls, depending on the size, and flatten them. Place the quinoa cookies on the baking tray, pop them in the oven, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

    Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate Step 4
  5. Once they are cooled, you may enjoy them as they are or, melt the dark chocolate and dip the cookies in chocolate and sprinkle some pieces of dried cranberries on top of the chocolate. Allow the chocolate to set at room temperature and enjoy them!

    Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate Step 5-1

    Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate Step 5-2

Note

• Quinoa flakes are making this recipe quick and easy to prepare.

• When you see that your cookies are golden brown, you can take them out, as the ingredients used basically don’t even need cooking, so there’s no way your cookies will be undercooked.

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