Yep, you read the title right. I really put quinoa in my cookies. Before you turn up your nose, hear me out. The other day I made a quinoa salad for dinner. While we were eating, I told Josh I was in the mood to bake cookies. What’s new, right? 🙂 He requested Toasted Coconut, Toffee, & Chocolate Chip Cookies, but I said what about a quinoa cookie? He looked at me with a blank stare and said…sure! ha! I finished my salad and got down to business. I was determined to create a wining Quinoa Cookie…and I did!
I wanted a thick and hearty cookie so I used whole wheat flour, oats, and quinoa. There is nothing whimpy about these cookies! The cookies are flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves. I also threw in raisins and chocolate chips. These cookies are packed with deliciousness!
The quinoa was a genius addition, if I do say so myself:) It adds a nice little crunch to the cookies. Plus, it makes the cookies healthy-so you can eat them for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner:)
The Quinoa Cookies are irresistible right out of the oven, but they are also pretty tasty frozen too! I have a hidden stash-don’t tell Josh. Yeah, he loved my Quinoa Cookie creation. I knew he would:)
Have a great weekend!
Quinoa adds a nice little crunch to these thick and hearty cookies!
Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12-14 minutes
- 2 cups Gold Medal whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup applesauce (I used chunky Musselman’s applesauce)
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup raisins
- 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and baking soda. Set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract. Add the applesauce and mix until combined. Stir in the raisins.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients into liquid ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in the oats, quinoa, and chocolate chips.
- Spoon about a tablespoon of dough onto a large baking sheet. Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes, or until cookies are just barely set. Remove cookies from baking sheet and cool on a wire cooling rack.
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