Quinoa Cookies. Really.

by Sally on October 30, 2011

I’ve already said my piece about healthwashing cookies. I think cookies should be cookies, no matter how “healthy” they may be.

That being said, I’ve wanted to make these Peanut Butter Chocolate Quinoa Cookies ever since I saw them on Kids Eat Right. Grain-of-the-moment quinoa in cookies? For real?

Turns out, these are rather delicious. Will making them with my kids convince them to eat quinoa on their dinner plates? I don’t know, but it’s worth a shot.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Quinoa Cookies
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (I put the oats through my mini food processor to get a finer texture)
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (or more to taste)
  1. Combine quinoa, peanut butter, and honey in large bowl.
  2. Mix in oats, flaxseed, and salt.
  3. Add chocolate chips and stir.
  4. Drop by tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet lined with parchment or a non-stick baking mat.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown.
  6. After you remove them from the oven, use the bottom of a glass to press down the tops of the cookies so they're flat.

Go here for more Kids Eat Right recipes and here for more recipes from dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner.

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