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Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Flourless Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies are cookies that your family will love love - and crave - and I feel really good about giving them
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookies
Servings 12
Calories 242kcal
Author Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal combined with 6 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 cup blanched almonds
  • 1 cup quinoa flakes see above for alternatives
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Make flax eggs by combining two tablespoons of organic flax seed meal (or ground flax seeds) with 6 tablespoons of warm water. Set aside to thicken.
  • In a food processor combine almonds and quinoa flakes and process until ground. Place in a large bowl and add baking soda and salt and stir until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flax egg, almond butter, apple sauce, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix well and add to the quinoa and almond mixture slowly.
  • Add in chocolate chips.
  • Using a cookie scoop, drop cookies onto prepared parchment paper. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to sit in the pan for 5 minutes. Move to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg