About This Quinoa Cookies Recipe
I almost always prefer savory to sweets, but cookies are something I cannot resist! And when you combine healthy quinoa with decadent dark chocolate, that’s something you cannot say no to. These Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate are simple, nutty, and healthy, perfect to start the day with or have them as a snack during the day.
Made with no flour, eggs, sugar, or milk, and yet, you get cookies so delicious that you won’t miss regular cookies at all.
Now, let’s get to the healthy part. Quinoa is a great source of complete protein with all 9 essential amino acids necessary for the growth and repair of our cells. Bananas contain several essential nutrients, while almonds are among the world’s most popular tree nuts that are packed with lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, and vitamins. With linseeds, cacao nibs, and cinnamon, you get adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals.
You get the combined benefits of these super healthy ingredients in these amazingly delicious and nutritious cookies. They are vegan, naturally sweetened, and gluten-free, great for a guilt-free dessert.
Cookies are an instant favorite with most people, and this is a recipe you will want in your arsenal to charm any cookie-lover!
What You Need for This Quinoa Cookies Recipe
- 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 adds richness to the cookies.
- Ground Almonds: Almonds contain vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber and give a wonderfully nutty taste.
- Banana: Healthy and nutritious, bananas are naturally sweet and help give the perfect amount of moisture to these cookies.
- Cacao Nibs: Made from cracked cacao beans, cacao nibs are a crunchy and delicious source of antioxidants, minerals, and fibers.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon adds the perfect touch of spice to these cookies.
- Maple Syrup: A natural sweetener, maple syrup is arguably a better alternative to processed sugar.
- 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 dark chocolate for that perfect finishing touch.
- 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: Honey, agave syrup, or brown sugar will also work well.
- Almonds: Can substitute them with any other nuts that you prefer, like hazelnuts and walnuts.
How can these Indulgent Quinoa Cookies be stored?
These cookies will be 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
Easy to make and no less scrumptious, these Indulgent Quinoa Cookies With Almonds And Dark Chocolate are vegan, naturally sweetened, gluten-free, and great for a quick breakfast or a healthy snack.
How To Make Quinoa Cookies Step By Step
Start by lining a baking tray with baking paper and preheat the oven to 170℃ (340℉).
Peel and mash the banana.
Combine the quinoa flakes, linseeds, ground almonds, mashed banana, cacao nibs, cinnamon, and maple syrup in a bowl, and use your hands to mix them together well until you get a sticky dough.
Form 6-7 balls from the mixture, 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.
Melt the dark chocolate and dip the cookies, once they are cooled, in the chocolate and sprinkle some pieces of dried cranberries on top of the chocolate. Allow the chocolate to set at room temperature. Or you may enjoy them as they are without the chocolate. Enjoy!
- Quinoa flakes make 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.