I love Recipes that take little or no time. Life gets busy with kids as you all know, so although cooking healthy can sometimes be time-consuming, recipes that require little to no work and come out tasting delicious are the ones I love the most! I spotted this quinoa recipe and I have to say there is so much stuff you can do with Quinoa. The possibilities are endless.
My Favorite Quinoa Recipe : Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Quinoa Cookies
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
- 3 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup vegan, gluten-free chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine quinoa, peanut butter, maple syrup, salt, and oats in a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer on low/medium speed, combine ingredients well.
- Stir in coconut and chocolate chips.
- Scoop and mold dough into round, tablespoon-sized cookies.
- Place cookies on parchment-paper-lined baking sheets and bake for approximately 20 minutes, until bottoms are nicely browned.
- Allow to cool completely before storing.
What is Quinoa?
Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wa”) is an historic cereal grain that originated in the Andes of South America. It contains more protein than any other grain and is also gluten free, easy to cook with and a perfect substitute for rice, barley or any grain you want to use.
Some of the things my boys love using Quinoa are: Breakfast of Champions (porridge) which is healthy and great for early mornings before school starts. You can also use Quinoa in salads, stews and various other meals, getting rid of the gluten and having a healthier lifestyle, which is important.
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