Quinoa Cookies


I bake with my 3-year-old at least once a week, and this quinoa cookie recipe was a hit. We have tried a plethora of different cookies with different fruits and bases. My 3-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.

close up view of a pile of Quinoa Cookies with chocolate chips
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
18 cookies


  • cup water

  • 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


  1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Place a cover on the saucepan, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until water is completely absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.

  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 quinoa mixture.

  4. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until browned around the edges, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow cookies to cool and firm a few minutes on the baking sheets before transferring them to a rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
8g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Sodium 274mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 146mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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