The secret ingredient in these nutritious and delicious chocolate-chip cookies? The amazing protein power of quinoa!
By Peggy Kotsopoulos
4 large, very-ripe bananas
2 tbsp almond butter
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup cooked whole-grain quinoa
1 cup uncooked quinoa flakes (or oatmeal flakes)
1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 380 F.
- In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas with a fork and add almond butter, vanilla and coconut sugar. Mix well.
- Add quinoa, quinoa flakes and coconut. Mix until well combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper and drop batter on to cooking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
Use the same batter for pancakes! Simply spoon batter onto a lightly greased frying pan. Flip once and serve.