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Quinoa Cookies

Quinoa Cookies

Rated as 4.69 out of 5 Stars
Recipe By:Liz
"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

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  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. Preheat 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 the quinoa mixture; drop by spoonful onto prepared baking sheets.
  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