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Quinoa Peanut Butter Cookies! Woo hoo!

on June 1, 2012

My four year old just devoured one of these rather quickly!  That tells me they’re not too bad!  🙂

I actually find this quite exciting… no eggs, no flour, no added oil or butter.  Vegan and gluten free!  Woo hoo!

Of course they are a little ‘earthier’ than a regular, buttery, not so fantastic for you cookie – but you feel like you’re eating a cookie and they’re SO good for you!

Did I say woo hoo!?  🙂

In a food processor …

  • 2.5c of cooked quinoa
  • 1/2c (heaping) of smooth organic peanut butter
  • 1/2c of raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/4c of natural protein powder (i use an earthier one and it hid the peanut butter flavour just a bit)
  • 1/8c of maple syrup

Process all of this together until blended and then transfer to a bowl … stir in a little less than one cup of dark chocolate or carob chips (my son likes to eat a few out of the measuring cup before they are added to the mixture, hence the ‘little less’ 🙂 ).

Shape into one inch balls and press down with a fork … just like peanut butter cookies!

Bake in a moderate oven (325) for about 30 minutes and there you have it!

You should get about 18 yummy treats with this recipe.

Healthy cookies you and your kids will love!  🙂

Have a peaceful weekend y’all!

PS – I’d love to hear from you if/when you try these!  🙂

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20 responses to “Quinoa Peanut Butter Cookies! Woo hoo!

  1. These look delicious. Wow.

  2. Sophie33 says:

    Delightfully looking cookies! Yum Yum Yum!

  3. Jen says:

    I made them and they were SO good! I made them in a bowl though, so they did not stick together all that well. I will definitely be using a food processor next time!

  4. Britta says:

    Looks amazing!! Love healthier cookie recipes, and these look decadent! YUM!

  5. thegrubbyhen says:

    Peanut Butter and Maple syrup in the same recipe? I’m in heaven. They look amazing!

  6. Hmmm I’m pretty sure we are going to have to try these out!

  7. janicedoty says:

    These look–and sound– great!! They will definitely go in the “to try book”!!

  8. AlyaVille says:

    Oh Wow, I’m trying these this week… What a wonderful idea!

  9. My husband would love these–he’s a big quinoa fan. thanks for the post.

  10. HG says:

    Mine will be with almond butter, thank you!

  11. Simply Dish says:

    We’ve made them with almond butter and they’re still quite yummy! Hope you enjoy and thanks so much for droppin’ in! 🙂

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