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No Bake Coconut Quinoa Cookies


Description

Classic no-bake cookies get a healthy upgrade with the addition of quinoa flakes. They’re the perfect sweet treat for the holiday season. Gluten-free & vegan.


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Ancient Harvest quinoa flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened desiccated (or shredded) coconut
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar, date sugar or other unrefined sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, in a liquid state
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt
  • coconut flakes for topping

Instructions

  1. Combine quinoa flakes and shredded coconut in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add sugar, almond butter, coconut oil, almond milk, maple syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla and sea salt in a sauce pan. Heat over low-medium heat until everything is combined and melted.
  3. Pour chocolate mixture over the quinoa flakes and coconut. Stir until everything is well combined.
  4. Drop dough by spoonfuls on to a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use your hands to shape the cookies into desired shape — I like making them into little mounds. Top each with a coconut flake, if desired.
  5. Place baking sheet in the fridge or freeze until cookies are set (about 30 minutes), then serve. Store any leftover cookies in the fridge for later.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 113
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
Parchment paper lined with protein balls.

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