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January 5, 2013

Fudgy Brownie Quinoa Cookies

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I'm sure that after reading the word "quinoa," your stomach isn't growling for an entire batch of these.  But trust me, these are deeelicious (c'mon, have some faith in me)

These are like brownies but in cookie form.  Sweet, rich, fudgy and packed with chocolate flavor.  But they are soft and light, rather than dense and heavy like regular brownies.

Oh, and the best part?  They melt in your mouth!

No, wait...  I think the best part is that they are actually good for you, but don't taste like it at all.  These cookies are low fat and have fiber and protein (unlike the cookies you'd find at a bakery!)

Fudgy Brownie Quinoa Cookies:  [sugar free, low fat, GF, V]
(makes ~17 cookies)           adapted from this

    46g (3 tbs + 1 tsp) Coconut Oil
    46g (3 tbs) Unsweetened Applesauce
    1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
    1 tsp Stevia Extract
    1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
    96g (1/2 cup) Granulated Erythritol (or dry sweetener of choice)
    40g (1/2 cup) Regular Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
    136g (1 cup) Quinoa Flour
    1 tsp Baking Powder
    1/4 tsp Salt

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2.  In a small, microwave-safe bowl, add the coconut oil, applesauce and almond milk.  Microwave at 20-second intervals, stirring between each one, until coconut is melted.  Stir in the stevia and vanilla.
3.  In a large bowl, stir together the erythritol and cocoa.
4.  In another small bowl, stir together the quinoa flour, baking powder and salt.
5.  Add the liquid microwaved mixture to the erythritol/cocoa bowl and stir together.  Slowly stir in the quinoa flour mixture (it should look like a brownie batter rather than cookie dough).
6.  Drop neat/circular spoonfuls of the batter onto the prepared cookie sheet about 2" apart (they don't spread much) and bake for ~10-11 minutes, or until surface springs back when tapped.  Slide cookies off the cookie sheet and onto a wire cooling rack and let cool slightly.

TIghtly wrap any leftover cookies and leave at room temp.

Despite how strong and bitter quinoa flour smells, these cookies are 100% sweet deliciousness.  I couldn't detect the quinoa at all!


  1. Looks delicious, and I have some quinoa flour that needs to be used, too! Thank goodness for some healthier dessert options right now! :)

  2. Love this, great delicious sounding recipe. I don't have quinoa flour but do you think if I put quinoa flakes in a food processor that would be the same as quinoa flour?

    1. I'm not sure if that would work because I have not tried it, but I don't see why that wouldn't work! I hope that works for you :)

    2. If you grind the flakes down to a flour - it should be the same as using store bought quinoa flour (some even say that doing it this way improves the taste)

  3. I love that you keep me supplied with tastiness that won't make me fat. I lurve you. :P

  4. My stomach is growling at just the sight of those! They look delicious!

  5. Nutritional content please?


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