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Quinoa Peanut Butter and Choc Chip Cookies

12 Feb

Sometimes you just want to eat cookies.

And these little beauties are cookies you can feel good about.

Note : although it seems a little un-australian I prefer the word cookie over calling them biscuits. Calling them cookies reminds me of the cookie monster.

And what’s not to love about him? He’s adorable!

I adapted this recipe from the Shape – 10 healthy cookie recipes list.

These treats are  super healthy, yummy and really easy to make.

Organic versions of the ingredients were available  at my local health food store which was nice too; given my recent venture into healthier eating.

I increased the yum factor ever so slightly by adding in some dark chocolate to compliment the cacoa nibbs.

Ingredients:

1 cup of quinoa cooked and cooled (which will then equal 2 cups)

1/2 cup of natural salted peanut butter

1/3 cup of raw honey

1 cup of rolled oats

1/2 a cup of dried, unsweetened, shredded coconut

1/2 a cup of raw cacao nibs

8 squares of dark cooking chocolate – finely chopped

Directions: Preheat oven to 170 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.

 Line a tray with baking paper. Flatten tablespoons of the mixture onto the baking paper and bake for approximately one hour.

Makes 24 cookies

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