Yes, Olga, I think these could be halved with great results. Add the chocolate chip… Only thing I would not care for is the choc. Wow, I cannot imagine the budget one needs to make these cookies… A cup of coconut oil, 3/4 cups of honey, are you kidding!? Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line large, rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper, silpat liners or lightly grease with cooking spray.In a large bowl, beat together the oil and honey with an electric mixer. What pan size? I was also thinking that with all the flax and chia that the eggs could be left out. I followed the recipe exactly except I used pecans instead of almonds. I put a bunch in the freezer for quick, easy breakfasts after my baby is born. (flax+water egg replacement) Can’t wait to try them, thanks! Beat second egg into mixture along with the vanilla extract; add flour mixture … I’m in love with these ones though!! Easy and amazing quinoa flour chocolate chip cookies! These Oatmeal Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies are toddler friendly, mom approved cookies that are packed full of nutrition but satisfy a craving for a big soft chocolate chip cookie! I have yet to try the cookies. Has anyone made these with sugar? haha). They are soft and tender but with a very slight crunch from the nuts and chia. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Notes I used extra-virgin coconut oil (the kind that tastes and smells like coconut). Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Not that I’m against any of those ingredients or healthy food in any way, I’ve just never really dreamed of all of them mooched up in a cookie. . Scented or unscented? No telling what the kids or husband will love/not love. Since i’m lazy and didn’t want to melt the coconut oil, i used half applesauce and half olive oil. I love this recipe!! There's a Cherry Chocolate Chip version and a S’mores version. oats, wheat, Chia, I am in love!!! Yours is our favorite. Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies The classic chocolate chip cookie with the protein punch of quinoa. I am going to freeze half of them to use for our weekday lunches. !” Winner recipe!!! I halved the recipe when I first tried it out for the same reason you mentioned. Yum Yum Bowls with Knockoff Cafe Yumm Sauce, Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper White Bean Chili. Cook Time: Hi Tara – thanks for chiming in on the recipe. I wish I was closer so I could make them for you, Christina! I’ve actually never eaten an Activia or Fiber One bar but you are right, these cookies are loaded with fiber. I love seeing all the goodness you are whipping up in your kitchens! 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed I’ve seen it pay me back many times over in (non) doctor visits since we changed. Warehouse prices, bulk bins, and the right stores make all the difference in it being possible or not. You can! #40 Medium Cookie Scoop Thanks. Easy, vegan and gluten free! I’m going to make these as you have listed, then make a second batch, replacing the flour with a GF flour blend and see how much difference there is. Do you think I can successfully cut the recipe in half and still come out with the same result? We’ve been digging them out of the freezer for lunches and snacks and everything in between (including dragging them out to all-day soccer and wrestling events). Some adjustments I made were:-flax egg replacer-half honey, half maple syrup (I like the flavor of both better, makes it less overwhelming)-a combination of AP flour and quinoa flour (gives a bit more of a protein boost that I need, and it helps give a chewier texture of a chocolate chip cookie)-vegan chocolate chips. Good luck! blah, blah,blah… for 30-days straight at every meal….blah, blah, blah. It’s all about where and how you buy the ingredients. Very delicious… a little too much (3 cookies later – too much of a good thing is still too much:). Ok, here is what my mind saw when reading this post…. So happy to have landed on this recipe. These are tasty – thank you so much for sharing the recipe with me. Preheat the oven to 350F. Sometimes I follow a recipe, sometimes I throw a bunch of ingredients together and hope they taste good. Prep Time: I made them this morning as a “breakfast” cookie!! I made these a few nights ago and they are fantastic. I agree that these cookies are costly to make, particularly if you don’t keep these things on hand, however they are far cheaper than buying a health food snack! Measure 1 1/2 cups oat flour and add to a large mixing bowl along with quinoa flakes, sugar, spices, baking soda and salt. Our adult daily nutritional goal is 30 grams and with most whole wheat breads only offering 2-3 grams of fiber per slice, it’s not an easy thing to get all that fiber. Are yours crumbly? They are naturally vegan (no eggs, no dairy), oil-free, gluten-free, & refined sugar-free. I’ll let you know how it goes. … This is a great base recipe to play with. Stir in oats, cooked quinoa, cranberries, chocolate chips, and almonds. Spoon it into the cup and lightly press so it stays fluffy.Freezable: also, keep in mind these cookies freeze amazingly well after being baked and cooled. These are delicious!! I make a lot of healthy(ish/er) muffins for my kids, but it’s nice to have something that isn’t a muffin for some variety. I know, it borders on cruel to write about chocolate chip cookies … Privacy Policy Recipe Index, 2 packed tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar (22g), 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp vegetable or coconut oil (15g). I love seeing all the goodness you are whipping up in your kitchens! I just baked this cookies for the second time, they are delicious!!! Is there any nutritional information available for these cookies? Actually, the calorie count is not too bad if you consider the amounts of all the ingredients to the end result of roughly 40-48 cookies. Bake in preheated oven until browned around the edges, 20 to 25 minutes. Quinoa chocolate chip cookies -Let’s start with the treat today. Use a spoon or cookie scoop to scoop the dough into 2-3 tablespoon-sized portions. Hey there, I too am keeping a calorie journal so I calculated this recipe. I love yours. Unfortunately, these super delicious cookies are packed with 14 g of fat and calculated to be 281 calories for 2 cookies. Stir in the flour, salt and baking soda until just combined and a few streaks of dry flour remain. Any ideas for pan size and how long I should bake it? One Year Ago: Baked Shrimp and Orzo with Feta Cheese I’m always on a mission to find healthy cookies that don’t taste healthy! The quinoa really does add to the softness. Thank you! Thanks once again Mel for rockin out some great stuff. Maybe add 1/2 cup or so and add more flour if needed? Nice change from the regular chocolate chip oatmeal raisin cookies. These little quinoa cookies are vegetarian, vegan, high in protein, … Helps not trigger my chronic migraines. I have been looking for a healthy, made with whole real food unprocessed ingredients cookies for over a year. Quinoa: when measuring the cooked and cooled quinoa, don't mash and compress it into the measuring cup. 10 minutes Add the oats, quinoa, flax, chia seeds, almonds, cherries or cranberries and chocolate chips and mix by hand gently (so the dough stays nice and fluffy) until the ingredients are pretty evenly mixed. 1 cup solid coconut oil, melted I’ll post the results. Thanks, Mel, for another super recipe. I have one concern tho! They are dangerously delicious because it’s hard to stop at just two or three or four……. I just made these and used gluten free cup 4 cup flour…they turned out amazing!Great cookies. In a separate bowl, beat together … Next add sugar … Can’t wait to make these! In a separate large bowl, mix together melted and cooled coconut oil and brown sugar until smooth. I’m not claiming them to be bona fide health food or calorie free or something you should detox with and eat for 30-days straight at every meal…but I am saying that they are a delightful addition to the much-loved cookies of the world. I made these to use as lactation cookies for my first baby, and now, 5 years later, I’m back again with baby #2 on the way. I went with the 3T cookies, and they needed *at least* 12 minutes, especially if not pressed down a little. Generally, honey is sweeter, so a cup of brown sugar would be an appropriate substitute. 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Line large, rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper, silpat liners or lightly grease with cooking spray. I love that they are so healthy while being moist at the same time. Adding high-protein quinoa to a basic chocolate peanut butter sugar-free cookie works out just splendidly. Butter a 9x13-inch pan and line with parchment paper. Thank you so much for the recipe! They turned out really nicely, although they are definitely a ‘healthy’ cookie. Thank you for the recipe! Your email address will not be published. If I’m going to eat a cookie, I’m going to eat a cookie. Mel, I don’t have coconut oil. Quinoa, flax seed, chia seed, and almonds are all super expensive as well and not really something practical for someone with an average income to purchase, especially not for use in one recipe. I made them today using butter instead of thr coconut oil. I AM SOLD! Just sweet enough to be a cookie (honey, nothing else) but not so sweet that it discounts all the other healthy ingredients, these cookies are fabulous. In a large bowl, beat together the oil and honey with an electric mixer. So when Brynn, a lovely MKC reader, sent me this recipe she created to take chocolate chip oatmeal cookies to a healthier level, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until edges are just barely golden. Thanks Mel. Trust me I’ve tried alot of reciepes. Recipe Source: sent to me by a reader, Brynn A. As for the recipe not being healthy because of its calorie count, I don’t think so. I really love it, however I enjoyed the raw dough more than the cooked! Our cookies are made with organic ingredients. Add the egg and egg yolk and stir until smooth. I used to make these all the time and loved them, but have found that my body has annoying reaction to oats , Oh boy, I’m not sure. I followed the recipe except I used extra ground flax in lieu of chia seeds. Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies Last Updated on June 19, 2020 by Sweet and Savoury Pursuits These quick and easy Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies with a slightly crispy exterior and a soft and chewy interior are made with quinoa flour. Not overly sweet either. I feel the measurements for each ingredient are set perfectly. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. I just made a vegan version of these tonight and love them. Hi Mel, Have you ever baked these in a pan and made them as a bar instead of making cookies? Made them yesterday, love them! Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten & Refined Sugar Free) yields a baker's dozen (13 cookies) 1 cup quinoa flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch* 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup dates, pitted and ground into a paste 1/4 cup coconut oil 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips; That way I don’t have to have the guilt associated with munching down several! These are cookies that they love - and crave - and I feel really good about giving them. cinnamon and upped the honey to a full cup. I’m sorry, I’m really not sure. I substituted the flour for oat flour and it is a family favourite. Thank you for sharing! … the texture was divine right after baking. But both my boys and I loved them! However, the next day, when I took a bite of my cookie, the quinoa was extremely hard in my cookies. I’m all for eating healthy and using coconut oil and honey, but I can make a cup of coconut oil last for a long, long time for all sorts of uses. Thanks ! These look and sound like we would love them. Thanks for this recipe! Mel, thank you so much for having an open mind when I sent you the recipe and for making these cookies! Thanks again! It was so exciting to read about your and others’ experience with this recipe. Thanks! Two Years Ago: Sugar Cookie Bars I also chopped and toasted my almonds and thought this was essential as it really boosted the overall flavor of the cookies. I have to be honest, I usually politely smile and then walk away from ultra healthified cookie recipes. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter with the dark … I made these and I really like them .I didn’t have chocolate chip but I did dried cherries and they were divine ! Ruby – like this one? Call me old-fashioned but the whole horseback riding, daughter-making-cookies-for-mom thing screamed Little House on the Praire awesomeness all the way to the kitchen. I am looking forward to making these this week. flax….. quinoa…. Well, consider this a revolutionary post. Add the oats, quinoa, flax, chia seeds, almonds, cherries or cranberries and chocolate chips and mix by hand gently (so the dough stays nice and fluffy) until the ingredients are pretty evenly mixed. I did omit the cherries/cranberries and used walnuts instead of almonds (because they were on hand), but they were hit and came out perfect! Finding the best supplier takes effort, but food is our medicine, and it is so much more fun than a doctor visit–tastier, too! Thanks so much. and I love it with the magical frosting. So tender they fall apart in my mouth. This is because my cookies came out very crumbly. I know you must get a lot of requests, but please, please, can you please post a recipe for a plain vanilla cake (like the opposite v. of your unbelievable choc cake recipe — which i loved). I just re-read the ingredients and it clearly says 1 cup solid coconut oil melted. Just made these. It’s pretty soft – reminiscent of a chocolate chip oatmeal cookie dough but slightly thicker and heartier thanks to all the add-ins. Although with 35 g of fiber maybe these won’t stay around for too long:) I made them tonight and they were a hit! Bake for 8-10 minutes until the bottoms are browned but the insides are still nice and soft. Wondering if gluten free oats could help (although I’m sure you’ve tried everything!). 2 tablespoons chia seeds Coconut oil….. HONEY…. The impetus that finally had me trying them was simply her sweet email description that told me she came up with this recipe so her mom could have a quick, healthy snack to take (right out of the freezer) and stuff in her saddlebags when she went horseback riding. Then again, this is just my opinion. of hemp hearts, because hey why not. Thank you! These chocolate chip cookies have no weird aftertaste, no difficult combination of flours, and have a perfect pillowy cookie texture. They turned out really good! Hi Mel! YUM!!! This is a cookie packed with all the nutritious foods you need, but all the yumminess we want! … These vegan gluten-free chocolate chip cookies were created for the letter “Q”. I’m afraid that 3-4 dozens may be just a bit much for just me and my boyfriend (who is a picky eater and there’s a chance he may not like and then I’ll stuck eating everything! Rita. I can’t believe I had everything on hand (including cooked quinoa) to make these delicious cookies! Ha! Thanks, they cookies are great! Mostly, I love dark chocolate and joggers (not jogging). If you want a thinner cookie (instead of puffy), flatten slightly before baking. I would just add more cranberries and almonds. Not sure, definitely a recipe to try again.. Cookie Sheet {Half Sheet Pans} They are great with a cup of coffee . Another example of moisture creating a soft, pillowy cookie is with pumpkin cookies. What did I do wrong? Cookies Chocolate Chip Ingredients Organic quinoa flour, tapioca flour, non-hydrogenated palm fruit oil, organic raw sugar, dark chocolate chips (dairy and soy free), organic sugar cane syrup, organic white rice flour, organic quinoa pop grains, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and natural vanilla and chocolate extract (soy and corn free). Using warm quinoa results in flatter, less fluffy cookie. Add the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt and stir until it forms a soft dough. 35 grams of fiber is amazing! Whisk well for even … I’ve tried so many different healthy cookie recipes and the end result tastes gross. Scale of 1 to 10, I’d give this recipe a 9.9. Do you know what caused this effect ? If you make about 40 cookies from this recipe, one cookie will provides you 133 kcal and 17,25 g carbs. If you know what I mean. Follow @melskitchencafe on Instagram and show me the recipes you are making from my blog using the hashtag #melskitchencafe. I’d like to try them, but am celiac so everything is GF for me. I’d love to make these today but am out of chia seeds. A little orange zest would be great with the cranberries too. Plus then all the calories for the flour, nuts, dried fruit and chocolate. EVERYONE adored these! 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(You kind of have to smush them together on the tray with your fingers so it all sticks together and forms a cookie). I’m pregnant and have a 2 year old and these are all the ingredients we are supposed to be eating, healthy-hardy-good fats, we love them! The flavor combo works very well, with almonds + honey + chocolate + cherries. The texture of the baked cookies is super soft and fluffy (especially if you stir with a light hand toward the end of mixing) and I absolutely loved the heartiness of the oats and flax and toasted almonds. They still taste fantastic really like them. These sound great but I just used the last of the quiona Must make it a priority to get some asap! I need the info for smart points – WW. Plus, I love their reaction when I tell them to go grab a cookie before breakfast. Beat butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. I’ve already shared it to a couple of my friends! I feel very lucky that the time I decided to play around with this chocolate chip quinoa cookie recipe, I got it right the first time! I don’t consider Mel’s tastes to be extravagant at all. Already made it twice in the past few weeks.I will say I did change a couple of things about it, though: I use cinnamon and mashed bananas, which are a great touch to the overall flavor, and I actually like them better as a healthy-feeling snack without the chocolate chips.,, 1 1/2 cups cooked and cooled quinoa (cooked only in water, not broth) - see note. This is one of my favorite cookie recipes! If I do that again I will bring the dough to room temperature. Thanks, Mel! Buy them online here >>