Chocolate Quinoa Cookies – Vegan

I stumbled upon this recipe at foodrefashionista’s blog… and was intrigued by the idea of a quinoa cookie!

I have adapted it to fit in our cancer prevention diet by adding ground flax-seeds, a little rye flour and substituting coconut oil for coating the cookie sheets.  This is a high protein, high fiber recipe.  I used raw cocoa powder.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked Red Quinoa
  • 1 Banana
  • ¼ cup Almond meal
  • ¼ cup White bean flour (or Pamela’s Gluten-Free all-purpose flour)
  • ¼ c. Rye flour
  • 1 Tbs. freshly ground Flax-seeds
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tbs. Xylitol (or your preferred  low-glycemic natural sweetener)
  • 1 small Apple
  • 1 tbsp. raw Cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 tsp. ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Coconut Oil for pan

Directions

  1. Rinse and cook quinoa according to package directions
  2. Put banana, apple and almond meal in processor and pulse until fruit is mashed
  3. Mix in the rest of the ingredients
  4. Drop batter from a Tablespoon onto  oiled cookie sheets
  5. Cook in a 350° F oven for 20 minutes
  6. Remove from sheet and cool on racks

Makes about 22 cookies.

~ Buen provecho!

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