A gluten-free and dairy-free without refined sugar quinoa peanut butter cookie that is yummy!

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In case you haven’t realized by now, I love peanut butter.  And I am trying to be more healthy in what I make, and therefore eat.  I’ve had this recipe for peanut butter cookies using quinoa for quite some time, and really enjoy it when I get the texture right (recipe here).  

But you guys should know by now that I just can’t seem to leave things alone and I keep experimenting.  And sometimes miracles happen.  Like this one.  I adapted the recipe and used NO refined sugar, and NO butter.  Just simple ingredients – peanut butter, honey, quinoa (obviously), changed it almond flour and baking soda.  I actually had a jar of cinnamon raisin peanut butter that I used in these cookies, but that’s only useful if you live where you get buy that stuff.  If you want to experiment (who wouldn’t?) add maybe a tablespoon of cinnamon and 1/2 cup of raisins into the mixture.  Or just use plain peanut butter and add chocolate chips.  Or use chunky peanut butter and cranberries or white chocolate chips or … the list is endless!

But please just try this, and let me know how you go!

Healthy quinoa peanut butter cookies
Yields 20
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
141 calories
15 g
0 g
8 g
4 g
1 g
36 g
126 g
8 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
36g
Yields
20
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141
Calories from Fat 71
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
13%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 126mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 8g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
1%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  2. 1/2 cup water
  3. 1/2 cup honey
  4. 1 cup peanut butter
  5. 1 cup almond flour
  6. 1 tsp baking soda
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C / 350F.
  2. Rinse the quinoa seeds with water until water runs clear prior to cooking. In a medium pan add the quinoa and water and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer until all the water has been absorbed by the quinoa and then remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter and honey and mix until creamy. If the peanut butter is difficult to stir, put in microwave for about 30 seconds.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients, including the quinoa and mix well.
  5. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place spoonfuls of batter onto the sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes.
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calories
141
fat
8g
protein
4g
carbs
15g
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Healthy quinoa pb cookie