Love to have this hanging on the fridge as a good reminder…
Quinoa and “greens” are our “healthy” foods for today. It is something that I always have on hand and stocked in my pantry…I love it! The rest of the fam, on the other hand, is learning to love it! I say “learning” because they’re finding that this little super grain will turn up in places they least expect it to be!! Like these cookies…
Quinoa-Sunflower Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten free/vegan)
Yields 2 dozen cookies
1 cup Pamela’s Baking Mix
3/4 cup quinoa flakes
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup Earth Balance
1/2 cup Sunflower butter
1/4 cup organic brown sugar
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup honey (raw is best!)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the honey, maple syrup, brown sugar, Earth Balance, sunflower butter and vanilla until smooth and creamy.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine together the flour, quinoa flakes and sea salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet, beating until well blended.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned. Cool for a couple of minutes on the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.Adding Quinoa Flakes to your baking is a great way to boost up the nutrition of your favorite treat! Not a lot of ingredients, but this simple cookie packs a whole lot of flavor.
Here are some of my other favorite “quinoa” recipes…
We went from “super-grains” to “super-c’s” when I whipped up this Green Monster today!
Amazing Meal is “Amazing!” Adding this to my smoothies is a great way to get a little extra protein along with an added dose of fruits and veggies
Feel a little under the weather? This smoothie is packed with lots of vitamin C and is sure to help ward off any little bug that’s come your way!
Happy healthy eating for today!!