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Quinoa Choc-chip Cookies (Gluten-free and Dairy-free)

These delicious quinoa cookies are a much healthier alternative to regular cookies. Regular cookies are made from white flour and processed sugar. White flour and white sugar is terrible for our health and cause a range of health problems including obesity and diabetes. They should be completely avoided.

Quinoa flour is high in fibre, contains protein and is gluten-free. The quinoa flour adds a lightness and fluffiness to the cookies, and makes them moist and delicious. Quinoa flour can be found in health stores. Baking powder often contains aluminium, a toxic metal that causes memory-loss, is associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other health problems. An aluminium-free baking powder can be found in health stores. Dark chocolate contains more flavour and less sugar. Try to get a low sugar one. Butter can be used instead of coconut oil if you eat dairy. I place coconut oil in a small glass container and place in preheated oven to melt. It’s best to allow the coconut oil to cool a bit so it doesn’t make the dough runny. Kids will love these and I hope you try them!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa flour
  • ½ teaspoon aluminium-free baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 organic/free-range eggs
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil (or organic butter if you prefer dairy)
  • 2- 3 tablespoons dark chocolate, chopped

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C or 350F.
  2. In a glass bowl, mix together the quinoa flour, baking powder, sea salt, and coconut sugar.
  3. Add eggs and coconut oil (cooled a little), and stir until combined. Hot coconut oil will make the mixture runny.
  4. Add in dark chocolate.
  5. Roll spoonfuls of mixture into balls, place on a tray lined with baking paper and press to flatten a little.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden. Allow to cool

Enjoy!

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