Quinoa Spice Cookies

Source: Copyright 2007, Amanda Bullat, original recipe.
Prep time: 20 minutesCooking time: 10 minutesTotal time: 30 minutes


Flavored with applesauce, vanilla, almonds, dates, orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg, these cookies make the perfect snack or after-dinner dessert. Alternative sweeteners including molasses and sucanat make for a guilt-free indulgence.


2 1⁄4 cup
quinoa flakes
1 cup
whole wheat flour
1⁄2 tsp
baking powder
1⁄2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1⁄2 tsp
1⁄4 tsp
sea salt
1⁄2 cup
2 tbsp
orange zest
2 tbsp
organic coconut oil, melted
4 tbsp
1 tbsp
1 tsp
1⁄2 cup
chopped almonds
1⁄2 cup
chopped dates


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine quinoa flakes, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, sucanat and orange zest; set aside.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together coconut oil, applesauce, molasses and vanilla. Stir wet ingredients into dry mixture. Mix in chopped almonds and dates.

Using a soup spoon, form cookie dough into 2 1/2-inch rounds. Place rounds 3 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown. Remove from baking sheets and let cool on rack.