Do you have a sweet tooth? Are you looking for a gluten free alternative to help cure that sweet tooth for either yourself or a loved one? Check out this little twist to a traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe so you can continue to enjoy these simple pleasures in life.
A little about the person behind the recipe
Registered Holistic Nutritionist Peggy Kotsopoulos’ Gluten-Free Quinoa Cookies are really easy to make. They are gluten free and offer a healthy alternative to the chocolate chip cookie. You don’t have to sacrifice taste here!
Peggy Kotsopoulos’ series, Peggy K’s Kitchen Cures, airs on Vera Living TV weekdays at 6:00 PM ET. During the show she shares nutritious dishes with viewers so they can easily prepare them at home. Everything is good and good for you!
Gluten Free Quinoa Cookies (plus a bonus Chai Tea Latte recipe)
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ready in: 30 minutes
1 cup cooked quinoa (whole grain)
1 cup uncooked quinoa flakes (or oatmeal flakes)
1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
4 large ripe bananas
½ cup coconut sugar
1 tablespoon raw almond butter
½ cup dark, unsweetened chocolate chips
Pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
2. In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas in bowl with a fork and add vanilla,
almond butter and coconut sugar
3. Add quinoa, oatmeal, coconut and pinch of salt
4. Mix until well combined
5. Stir in chocolate chips
6. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and drop batter on to cooking sheet
7. Bake for 25-30 minutes
8. Remove from oven and let cool
Now don’t these sound delicious? Try this recipe for yourself or a loved one. You can also click HERE for the full video demonstrating this recipe, as well as an extra Chai Tea Latte recipe to go with the scrumptious cookies you just made!
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Recipe and images were provided to me from Vera Living free of charge to share with my readers. All opinions expressed are solely my own.