Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Cookies

Chocolate quinoa breakfast cookies
Chocolate quinoa breakfast cookies photo by Sarah R / Flickr
  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: about 12 servings, 1 cookie each
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I had lots of leftover quinoa recently, and had so much fun experimenting with ways to use it up. Adding high-protein quinoa to a basic chocolate peanut butter sugar-free cookie worked out just splendidly! I also want to try making these with quinoa flakes sooner or later.

These little quinoa cookies are vegetarian, vegan, high in protein, refined-sugar free, and, if you use a gluten-free oatmeal, they're gluten-free as well. And they were so easy! What's not to love?

Enjoy these healthy cookies for breakfast on the go, as a high-energy trail food or add it to your repertoire of super-healthy desserts.

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What You'll Need

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt or sea salt

How to Make It

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet.

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl just until well combined. Drop the mixture by a large spoonful onto the prepared baking sheet.

Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes, until lightly firm.

That's it! So easy!

See also: More easy vegan recipes to try