A chewy, moist, gluten and dairy-free peanut butter cookie with quinoa and no eggs – yum!

Quinoa pb cookie (800x600)

I love quinoa.  Especially since I’ve discovered I’m gluten intolerant.  But most of the recipes I’ve tried (this one included) haven’t really held together that well.  Muffins have fallen apart, cookies are hard to eat because they’re crumbling all over the place.  So I’ve usually stuck to using quinoa in my healthy bars (recipe here), which fortunately I love!  But I wanted to try this cookie recipe again – I’ve tried it a number of times and while the taste is always there, the texture has been lacking, and it has been really difficult to eat the resulting cookies.  So I thought I’d add some more flour, to make the dough stick together a bit more.  And voila!  Even Abby loved them!  

This recipe works well with both rice and almond flour, so it caters to those who are vegan and paleo!

Quinoa peanut butter cookies
Yields 24
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
11 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
11 min
139 calories
20 g
0 g
6 g
3 g
1 g
38 g
106 g
10 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
38g
Yields
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139
Calories from Fat 47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 106mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 10g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
1%
Iron
2%
* 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. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  4. 1 cup peanut butter
  5. 1/2 cup honey
  6. 1 1/2 cups rice flour
  7. 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 brown sugar, peanut butter and honey and mix until creamy.
  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
139
fat
6g
protein
3g
carbs
20g
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Quinoa pb cookie