So I tried this recipe after seeing it originally posted on the Team Beachbody Blog. The cookies are super tasty and surprisingly healthy. They don’t contain any flour, instead, they are held together by a protein-rich combination of quinoa, peanut butter, and egg. Another healthy swap is the use of pure maple syrup instead of processed sugar. And then you get to add the dark chocolate chips, which is never a bad thing! (Next time I think I will be adding in some almonds or walnuts as well).
They are a perfect mid-afternoon treat, giving you the energy boost you need to make it until dinner without succumbing to other sugary treats. So, give them a try and let me know what you think!
Quinoa Peanut Butter Cookies
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- ½ cup all-natural peanut butter
- 5 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 1 dash sea salt
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- ⅔ cup dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Lightly coat two large baking sheets with spray. Set aside.
3. Combine quinoa, peanut butter, maple syrup, salt, extract, and egg in a large bowl. Mix well.
4. Fold in chocolate chips. Mix until blended.
5. Scoop tablespoon-sized balls onto the baking sheets. Flatten them slightly (depending on how thick you want your cookies to be).
6. Bake for 20-24 minutes, or until set.
7. Allow to cool. Gently remove from baking sheet (they are soft cookies)