I stumbled across a happy accident today.
I wanted a create a new recipe to use up the quinoa flakes that seem to be multiplying in the pantry. I keep buying more and more without realising I have heaps of Quinoa flakes! I tend to get a little excited at the shops.
I looked into the pantry. Quinoa went in. Then some other stuff. Then a little bit more of this and that. Yay! Hey presto – what resulted was a delicious nutritious cookie.
|Quinoa, Coconut and Cacao Cookies! My amateur photography is, well. Quite amateurish!|
I wanted a healthy gluten free cookie with a bit of nutrition to put in the kids lunches. I wanted them crunchy on the outside and a little soft in the middle. These cookies are just that!
Quinoa, Coconut and Cacao Cookies
Gluten Free, Nut Free, Lunchbox friendly, Fructose free, Egg free. Can be dairy free
120g of melted butter or coconut oil if you prefer
1 1/2 cups of quinoa flakes
3/4 cup of desiccated coconut
2-3 tablespoons of raw cacao
60 grams of Rice Malt Syrup. More if you prefer them sweeter (taste the batter)
30 grams of Glucose Syrup
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
2 tablespoons of golden flax meal. I use Melrose brand
Pinch of salt.
Combine all the ingredients into a bowl. Roll into balls in your hand, place on a baking tray and flatten with the palm of your hand. Bake in a moderate oven for about 10 minutes or so. They will spread slightly.
Cool on a wire rack. ENJOY.