Quinoa Cookies

3 Apr

Cookies for breakfast? I think yes! These quinoa cookies are made with whole wheat flour, quinoa and oatmeal.  Then studded with dried cranberries.   The thing is though, is that they don’t taste healthy at all! SCORE!

Adapted from here

Makes six cookies


  • 1 cup  whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup agave syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
Pre-heat oven to 375 degree. Line one baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Whisk together the flour, kosher salt, baking powder and baking soda. Using a hand or electric mixer, beat butter, both sugars and agave syrup in a large mixing bowl until pale and fluffy. Add the egg and the vanilla extract and beat for another 2 minutes. Pour in the flour mixture one 1/2 cup at a time. Fold in the quinoa, oats and cranberries. Spoon dough onto the prepared sheets spaced evenly apart. Bake cookies until golden, 1o to 12 minutes.

4 Responses to “Quinoa Cookies”

  1. skinnyfatgirls April 3, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Quinoa in cookies? Brilliant! I think I’d have to amp up the health factor even more by adding chocolate chips. 😉

    • nicole April 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

      Haha. Chocolate does have anti-oxidants so that is not a bad idea.

  2. Mikaela Cowles April 4, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    You seem to be on a breakfast – almost (but I’m really sort of cheating) making craze as of late and I LOVE it! Healthy dessert breakfast? Wonderful.

    • nicole April 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

      Thank you! I love dessert food for breakfast. It makes the day so much better.

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