No-Bake Chocolatey Quinoa Cookies
Recipe submitted by Bayle Doetch – Alter Eco 2014 Quinoa Recipe Contest Finalist
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sunflower seed butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
3 cups cooked quinoa (from 1 cup uncooked quinoa)
*optional chocolate chips for decorating
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and clear a space for it in your refrigerator or freezer.
Combine coconut oil, maple syrup, and cocoa powder in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to combine. Let boil for one minute, then remove from heat. Stir in sunflower butter, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, and cardamom. Mix in quinoa.
Drop batter in small scoops (I use a mini ice cream scoop) onto the parchment paper lined tray. *Optional, add a chocolate chip to the top of each cookie for decoration.
Place tray in the refrigerator or freezer to set (approximately one hour). The cookies are ready when they are firm. For best results keep them stored in the refrigerator.