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Quinoa crunchies

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Cookies madae with quinoa. These are healthy as they are packed with protein and gluten free. Honey and white chocolate chips are added for that extra treat.
Cookies madae with quinoa. These are healthy as they are packed with protein and gluten free. Honey and white chocolate chips are added for that extra treat.
  • Makes: 20

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe A great healthy tea-time treat. These cookies are made with quinoa which makes them extra crunchy. Quick and easy to make, the mixture can be made in advance and frozen.

Ingredients

  • 60g (2oz) quinoa
  • 60g (2oz) cornflour
  • 100g (3oz) rice flour
  • 125g (4oz) light muscovado sugar
  • level tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • level tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • -1 level tsp ground cinnamon
  • 75ml (2fl oz) olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp runny honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 60g (2oz) white chocolate chips
  • 60g (2oz) plain or milk chocolate chips
  • 2 baking trays, lined with Bakewell paper

Quinoa is a high-protein, gluten- and cholesterol-free seed. You may be more familiar with rehydrating it, like couscous, to serve as a savoury accompaniment, but we found that when baked, it gives a nutty, crunchy texture to these cookies.

Method

  1. Mix the quinoa, cornflour, rice flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl.
  2. Measure the oil in a jug and whisk in the vanilla extract, honey, egg and 4 tsp water. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix well. The mixture will be a bit sticky. Chill for 30 mins.
  3. Set the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.
  4. Put 6 tbs quantities of the mixture, well-spaced, on each baking tray. Place chocolate chips on top.
  5. Bake for 15 mins until golden.
  6. Leave to cool and firm on the tray for a few mins. Carry on making more. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 118(kcal)
  • Fat 4.5g
  • Saturates 1.5g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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