Chocolate-Date Quinoa CookiesStaff | Delicious Living
- Prep Time: 50 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 65 mins
- Serves: 26 people
- Calories per serving: 157
Staff favorite! This gluten-free, date-sweetened recipe offers a fun way to use leftover cooked quinoa and makes tender, cakelike cookies -- with no added sugar. Possible modifications:
- For a dairy-free recipe, substitute virgin coconut oil for the butter.
- To replace eggs, place 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed in a small bowl with 3 tablespoons boiling water, stir to combine, and let stand 10 minutes before using.
- If making gluten-free cookies: You can also substitute 1.5 cups of your favorite GF flour blend for the dry ingredients.
- If your GF flour blend does NOT contain them, add 3/4 teaspoon xanthan or guar gum, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.
- For those who eat wheat, 1½ cups of whole-wheat pastry flour can replace the brown rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, and xanthan or guar gum.
- If dates are dry, cover with boiling water and let stand 10 minutes to soften. Drain; chop coarsely.
- Cream together dates and butter. Add vanilla, quinoa, and eggs; mix thoroughly.
- In a separate bowl, combine next seven ingredients (flour through salt) and mix well. Fold dry ingredients into date mixture until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Chill dough 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375°. Roll dough into 1½-inch balls and flatten slightly between palms to form cookies about ½ inch thick and 2 inches in diameter. Arrange on an ungreased baking sheet and bake 16–18 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.
PER SERVING: 157 cal, 6g fat (2g mono, 0g poly, 4g sat), 23mg chol, 2g protein, 25g carb, 2g fiber, 110mg sodium