I got inspired to make these Quinoa Chocolate Chips cookies from a recipe by Peggy Kostopoulous. With no processed sugars or traditional ‘fats’, these cookies are a fantastic treat that boost your nutrition. The blend of proteins and fiber help make these a medium glycemic treat which is ideal for post-exercise recovery as well as an intra-meal snack. I particularly appreciate that this recipe is vegan and super easy to do.
Vegan Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 large ripe bananas (mashed)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup dry oatmeal
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/8 cup chopped 70% chocolate
1/8 cup chopped dried dates
1 tbsp raw hemp hearts (optional)
1 tsp unpasteurized honey or coconut sugar (for vegans)
pinch of salt
*preheat oven to 380 C
*mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until well combined
*spoon onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or silicon sheet
*bake for about 25-30 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack
*yes, it is that easy!
*the quinoa, oatmeal, coconut, and banana act as a cookie base … therefore, you can mix in extra ingredients to create your unique recipe (ie add in cacao powder, nuts, seeds)
*you can substitute agave nectar for the honey (you may find the bananas offer enough sweetness to not add in any honey especially if you add in the chocolate, dates or other fruits like raisins)
*these cookies come out soft in the middle tasting like a combination of banana muffin/chocolate chip cookie/macaroon
For Peggy’s original recipe, click here.