Quinoa is one of my favorite grains to eat and I like to incorporate it in our everyday meals. Usually I use quinoa as a side dish or in our salads. Today I decided to add quinoa into out cookies and the results was just so delicious. Those quinoa cookies are very easy to make and they are perfect if you have any leftover quinoa. Are you up for the most delicious gluten-free quinoa cookies? If so, let’s get into baking!
What you will need
- Quinoa. The star of the show. Both kids loved the crunchy texture of those cookies.
- Oat flour. You can either buy oat flour from the groceries store or make your own at home pulsing your oats in your food processor.
- Egg. This is your binder. If you are vegan you can use a flax egg. I haven’t try this but I believe that it should work.
- Banana and maple syrup. I used a combination of banana and maple syrup to sweet up those cookies. If this is for a baby I would suggest to use extra banana instead of maple syrup.
- Almond butter. This is my favorite nut butter for baking as I love the roasted almond taste but you can use any nut or seed butter that you like.
How to cook quinoa
Quinoa is a pseudo-grain which contains almost double the amount of protein of white rice and much more fiber as well. This means that it will keep you fuller for longer and it is a great grain to consume. It is very easy to prepare it. Make sure that you wash it thoroughly as quinoa tends to contain saponins, which gives quinoa a bitter taste. Once you wash it thoroughly you can cook it in a pot with boiling water in 1:2 ratio. In your pot add 2 cups of water and bring it to boil over high heat. Once it is boiling, add 1 cup of washed quinoa, cover with a lid and lower the heat to low. Simmer for 13-15 min.
HOW TO STORE
You can store those delicious gluten-free quinoa cookies in an air-tight container in your fridge for up to three days or even freeze them in a freezer bag for up to three months. When you want to enjoy them, take them out from the freezer and defrost them over night in your fridge and you will have a snack ready to go at any time.
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Delicious gluten-free quinoa cookiesCourse: SnacksDifficulty: Easy
1½ cups cooked quinoa
3/4 cup oat flour
¼ cup almond butter
¼ cup maple syrup or honey
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp hemp seeds, optionally
- Preheat the oven at 365F (185 degrees Celsius) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a mixing bowl, mash the banana with a fork
- Add the egg, almond butter, maple syrup, cinnamon and hemp and mix well
- Add the cooked quinoa and oat flour and mix to incorporate
- With an ice cream scoop or spoon, scoop out the batter in the baking sheet
- Bake for 20 min or until golden