Sunday, February 10, 2013

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies

My friend Liz posted a recipe last night on face book for Garbanzo Bean Cookie Dough Bites and I felt inspired to try something similar. I looked at other sites, such as Chocolate Covered Katie , and thought, " why havent I made  this!". I wanted my cookie to have egg in it for sure, because of the cake-like texture it provides. I have also been wanting to make cookies with Quinoa in them, like the ones on my buddy Julia's favorite blog, Two Peas in a Pod.

Here is my version, hubby approved!!!

Chocolate Chip Chick Pea and Quinoa Cookies

 15 oz. can chick peas or garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup natural peanut butter
¼ cup agave syrup
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
 1 cup cooked quinoa ( or 1/3 cup quinoa cooked with 2/3 cup water)
¼ cup sucanat, optional ( for a hit more of sweetness)
2/3 cup dark chocolate chips
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350˚F.  
Place chickpeas, peanut butter, agave, egg, vanilla, salt and soda in a food processor.
Puree until smooth.

Transfer to a bowl and fold in quinoa and chocolate chips.


Drop tablespoons of dough onto greased baking pans and bake for 15 minutes. Transfer and cool on wire rack. 

Makes 25 cookies.

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