Quinoa Oatmeal Cookies

These little cookies use cooked, chilled quinoa as one of the ingredients which adds a bit more protein. Bake up a batch of these the next time you have some leftover quinoa.  

Quinoa Oatmeal Cookies

Quinoa Oatmeal Cookies
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  1. 2 cups White Spelt Flour or flour of your choice
  2. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  3. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  4. 1/4 teaspoon fresh or ground cloves
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  6. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  8. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  9. 2 large eggs
  10. 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  11. 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  12. 3 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  13. 1/2 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
  14. 1 cup milk chocolate chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and brown sugar until smooth, about 3 minutes. Add in the eggs and vanilla Slowly add the dry ingredients into liquid ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in the oats, quinoa, and chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon about a tablespoon of dough onto a large baking sheet. Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes, or until cookies are just barely set. Remove cookies from baking sheet and cool on a wire cooling rack.
Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod Blog
Deliciously Inspired http://www.deliciouslyinspired.com/
The recipe also calls for nutmeg – this spice is always best when freshly grated.  Treat yourself by buying whole nutmeg and then keep a small grater with it – I guarantee you won’t reach for the ground  anymore.  You can purchase both for around $10.oo and it lasts for a long time.  Here are my suggestions – Whole Nutmeg and Grater 

Green Aprons - 5-18-14 Debbie and Caden

I had a little helper in the kitchen while baking these cookies. I am amazed at moments how quickly time flies. The aprons we are wearing are over 22 years old and my son wore it when he was little. They were handmade by my friend, Dorothy and constructed so well.  that I know they have years of memories still in waiting to be experienced.

May 2014 - Quinoa Cookies - Caden
“Is it cookie eating time yet, Grandma?”

May 2014 - Mason Jar Burlap
I also did a bit of crafting and learned how to make my own burlap ribbon.   I love mason jars because they are so versatile.

Wishing you a Happy Memorial Day!