Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe


Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies














Is there anything better than a fresh baked cookie? The warm, gooey center. The sweet taste and aroma that fills the house. It's no wonder that some of our best childhood (and even adult) memories center around these delicious, soul satisfying snacks!

So how do you improve on something so great as the traditional chocolate chip cookie? How do you take something you've loved your whole life and make it better? How do you make this all time favorite cookie healthy and tasty at the same time? Is it even possible? Believe it or not, it is, with the swap of one main ingredient. I've got one word for you: Quinoa.

That's right, by swapping out traditional wheat flour with freshly ground organic quinoa flour, you can have all the delicious taste, texture, and aroma you've come to expect in chocolate chip cookies, but with a healthy, gluten-free twist! Too good to be true you say? It's time to try it for yourself. It's time to become a believer in Quinoa! It's time for Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Ingredients:
2 cups Honeyville Organic Quinoa
1/2 cup Raw Honey
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Applesauce
1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
4 Tbsp Lemon Juice
2/3 cup Cacao Chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Quinoa Flour











Using your Nutrimill Electric Grain Mill, mill your quinoa into 2 cups of quinoa flour. Combine 2 cups quinoa flour with salt and baking soda in a medium bowl.

Quinoa Cookie Ingredients











In a large bowl, whisk together egg, honey, coconut oil, applesauce, vanilla, and lemon juice.

Quinoa Cookie Batter











Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients and mix until a soft batter-like dough forms. Don't worry if it's a little sticky, it's suppose to be. Fold in cacao chips.

Cookies on Baking Sheet











Using a spoon, drop dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Baked Quinoa Cookies











Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until tops are lightly golden. Remove and allow to cool before serving.

Cookies baked with Quinoa











This cookies are everything you love about chocolate chip cookies, and few things you didn't expect. You won't believe how light and fluffy they are. The quinoa flour gives this cookie a super light, airy texture you simply can't get anywhere else. The honey, combined with the cacao chips, packs all the sweetness you're hoping for, without all the fat! All this in a gluten-free cookie makes this dessert a treat your whole family will love.

Yes, there's nothing better than a fresh baked cookie, especially when that cookie is made with quinoa!

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