Today we're talking about cookies for breakfast!
And not just any ol' cookies... but a nutty, satisfying and completely Tone It Up Nutrition Plan
approved breakfast treat. These quinoa cookies have just a touch of sweetness and a wonderfully nutty flavor.
YUM. Breakfast just got reinvented.
The key to our healthy cookie is quinoa flour. It's really simple to make at home by processing uncooked quinoa in a blender or coffee grinder. Of course, you can also find it at your local health food store as well. By using quinoa instead of traditional flour, we have a completely gluten free cookie that boast all the benefits of one of our favorite superfoods. Oh hi fiber, protein and B vitamins!
10 -12 cookies
cup quinoa flour
tsp baking powder
Tbs coconut sugar
Tbs coconut oil
tsp almond extract
STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350° degrees F.
STEP 2: Add quinoa flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt to a bowl. Mix well.
STEP 3: In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, coconut oil (melted), coconut sugar and almond extract.
STEP 4: Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix until dough begins to fold. Next, fold in the raisins.
STEP 5: Drop dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. They'll be a little soft when you take them out of the oven, but will harden as they cool.