These stevia quinoa cookies are delicious.
Yes, they taste great. But just as important they are completely free of...
- Gluten / wheat
- Even processed sugar!
This means you can indulge in this delicious dessert without regretting it now or later.
In fact, the only thing you might regret is that you didn't eat more before they vanished from your kitchen!
So, give these quinoa cookies a try and let us know what you think!
Quinoa Cookies: Ingredients
- 1 Cup quinoa flour
- 1 Cup quinoa flakes
- ½ tsp Baking powder
- ½ tsp Baking soda
- ⅛ tsp Salt
Tip: Our family uses Redmond RealSalt. Why? It's unrefined. And that means that Redmond leaves in more of the salt's natural minerals. In a word, it's better for you!
- ½ tsp Cinnamon
Tip: Next time we make these, we might try 1 ½ tsp Cinnamon to spice it up a little more.
- ⅛ tsp Nutmeg
Tip: Next time we might try ½ tsp Nutmeg. We like spice, if you can't tell!
- 1 Tbs Ground flax seeds
- 6 Carrots (medium), chopped and steamed until soft
- 1 tsp Vanilla
Tip: We like Frontier brand vanilla. The reason? It's alcohol-free. You can likely find alcohol-free vanilla at your local health food store. We found it recently in a large local grocery store that has a small health foods section.
- 4 Scoops stevia
Tip: For a sweeter cookie try 6 or 7 scoops. We like to buy pure stevia extract. No fillers. Why get stevia + corn starch (or whatever else) when you can just get pure stevia?
- 6 Tbs oil
Tip: We recommend cooking with grapeseed oil. It's healthier. It doesn't turn as acidic as other oils when it's heated.
- 2 Tbs water
Quinoa Cookies: How to Make Them
- Mix the following dry ingredients in a big bowl:
- Quinoa flour
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Flax seeds
- In a food processor, process the following ingredients until completely smooth:
Tip: Make sure you use an "S" blade.
- Steamed carrots
Tip: Scrape down the sides when necessary.
- Add the carrot mixture to the dry mixture.
- Stir until just mixed.
- Turn the oven to 350 degrees.
- Drop the cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet.
- Press down the cookie dough slightly with a fork.
Tip: Try to make criss-cross patterns like you see on peanut butter cookies.
- Bake for 12 minutes, remove from oven, and... devour quickly! These went fast in our house!
This recipe makes a little more than two dozen cookies.
Quinoa Cookies: Our Personal Experience and Suggestions
Lick the Bowl? Yes You Can!
Has it been a while since you've eaten cookie dough? With most cookie recipes you just can't lick the bowl. Why risk getting sick from the raw eggs and salmonella?
This recipe is different. No raw eggs. Lick that bowl with no fears! Our kids did.
And they did more than lick the bowl. They ate all our cookies! Well, almost. Paul and Lori did get to eat some as well.
But you know what? We didn't mind that our kids ate so many. These cookies are actually good for you. You don't need to feel guilty about letting your loved ones (or yourself) eat them.
So, why not eat a few more?
In Search of a Healthy Sugar Substitute
How can you sweeten a cookie when you don't want to use sugar but still need the bulk it provides?
That's the question we faced when making these stevia quinoa cookies.
Stevia is our preferred sweetener. But it lacks the bulk of regular sugar. And just a little bit of it gives you all the sweetness you need. So you want to use it sparingly.
Some would reach for that jar of applesauce instead. That's a fine idea. But our family doesn't tend to eat applesauce.
What else is in our fridge that could do the trick...? Oh yeah! Carrots.
Carrots gave these cookies some sweetness and that all-important bulk.
Mixing stevia into these carrots proved to be the total solution to our sugar-free dilemma.
Did you like these quinoa cookies? Do you need some quinoa milk to wash them down? Then check out our other quinoa recipes!
Or keep looking around the site to learn more about this healthy wonderful wheat-substitute -- quinoa.