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Crispy Quinoa Cookies

Quinoa for Crispy Quinoa Cookies

Honey and turbinado add a pleasant sweetness to these wheat free Crispy Quinoa Cookies.

Ingredients

1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup turbinado sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup rice flour
3/4 cup quinoa flakes
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Directions

Heat oven to 350. Beat honey, sugar, margarine, peanut butter and vanilla until creamy.

Combine rice flour, quinoa flakes, baking soda and salt. Add to mixture and beat until well blended. If desired, add nuts.

Drop by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool one minute before removing.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 2 dozen.

Nutrition Nibbles

Quinoa is one of the most nutritional grains available. It can be a healthier option to pasta and/or rice, and in baking, as you see in this recipe. Quinoa is actually a seed that acts as a complete protein for vegetarians and vegans. Many researchers refer to quinoa as a "pseudocereal." This term is typically used to describe foods that are not grasses but can still be easily ground into flour. Quinoa is food of high protein quality and is typically regarded as an adequate source of all essential amino acids, including lysine and isoleucine. It also provides a variety of antioxidants. Read more: Beneficial Bytes: Quinoa

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