Make this: Delicious quinoa oatmeal cookies

Healthy cookies? We thought you’d never ask. Quinoa is a high-protein, high-fiber grain that you might already have in your kitchen. Luckily for us, it’s also awesome in cookies. This recipe is a little bit tricky, so you may want to enlist the help of an adult. We promise that it’ll be way worth the effort when you’re finished, though.
What you’ll need: 
  • 2/3 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup maple syrup to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp sea salt

What you’ll do: 
1.  Toast oats and quinoa in a toaster over at 350° for a few minutes. Make sure you keep an eye on them, because they can burn quickly!
2.  Lower the oven to 325°.
3.  Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
4.  Scoop cookie dough by the tablespoon onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. If you pack the dough tightly with a melon ball scooper forming nice, rounded tops, the cookies will keep their shape better while they’re baking. 
5.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.
6.  Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes. Dig in!


by Rhea Ramakrishnan | 2/1/2016