Quinoa cookies

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Ever crave chocolate chip cookies but don’t want all the sugar and butter? I was craving chocolate chip cookies the other night and didn’t want to make an entire batch that I would inevitably eat. So I found this recipe instead. It doesn’t use any flour or sugar … but there’s room for lots of chocolate 🙂

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled ( you’ll need half cup dried for this)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup of almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.

1. Combo 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa with 1 cup of water in a pot and bring to a boil. Once it’s boiled, turn down the heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 mins or until the water is absorbed. Stir and cool.

2. In a large bowl, mix together quinoa, almond butter and maple syrup. Add oats, flaxseed and salt. Add the chocolate chips.

3. Spoon batter onto a cookie sheet (lined with parchment paper) and bake for 18-20 mins until golden brown.

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