Monday, April 14, 2014

Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies


Ingredients
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa flakes (or oatmeal flakes)
  • 1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut *Optional 
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 4 large VERY RIPE bananas
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Pinch sea salt
Preparation
These cookies are SOOO GOOD! The are jam-packed with protein, fiber, stress-busting B-vitamins, energizing goodness and deliciousness! They're also gluten-free and will kick your cravings to the curb.

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas in bowl with a fork and add vanilla, almond butter and coconut sugar. Add quinoa, oatmeal, coconut and pinch of salt. Mix until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and drop batter on to cooking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Serving Size
Makes about 25 cookies that look more like muffin-tops and are chewy.