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Quinoa, Coconut and Cacao Cookies. Gluten Free, Nut Free, Lunchbox friendly, Fructose free, Egg free. Can be dairy free

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.

5 thoughts on “Quinoa, Coconut and Cacao Cookies. Gluten Free, Nut Free, Lunchbox friendly, Fructose free, Egg free. Can be dairy free”

  1. Oh wow… I will definitely be making these!! I may have to modify slightly as my little guys school is seed free too!! (Drives me nutty as I put chia seeds in EVERYTHING!!!) x

  2. Just made these (one of those rare occasions I have all the ingredients good to go – although I used chia meal instead of flax meal). Mine didn't want to form into biscuits though Taryn, they were moist enough but just crumbled when I tried to ball them. I pressed it into a slice tin instead and it seems to have worked out fine. The mixture tasted yummy, can't wait to try some once it's cool. Thanks for the recipe! Maree

  3. I just tried this and mine too wouldn't roll into balls, just fell apart. Tried to just pinch them together but then wouldn't flatten with my hand just fell apart. Will try in slice tin as above comment mentioned.

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