No Bake Quinoa Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan)

No bake oatmeal, quinoa, coconut and chocolate cookies (vegan)

Continuing our no-bake cookie recipe adventures, this week’s cookie was a chocolate, oatmeal, quinoa, coconut and peanut butter combo. The only thing that would have made this better was rice crisp cereal but I unfortunately didn’t have any on hand.

I had some unused cooked quinoa in the fridge that I didn’t have plans for until I found this recipe on Money Saving Mom’s website. I ended up probably doubling the amount of quinoa and oatmeal in this recipe, as I found them really gooey. Which I don’t mind, but didn’t want the quinoa to go to waste, so I threw it all in (probably about 1 cup by the time I was done adding it all). Since I added the extra ingredients, this made a TON of cookies, way more than the 15-18 as suggested in the original recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal

Directions:

  1. Bring honey, coconut oil, and cocoa to a boil. Turn down heat and summer for three minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, vanilla, coconut, quinoa, and oatmeal. Dollop cookie-sized portions onto a cookie sheet that is covered with waxed paper.
  3. Refrigerate or freeze until set. Store in a ziptop bag or airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Enjoy!

Original recipe and photo from: http://moneysavingmom.com/2013/04/healthy-chocolate-oatmeal-no-bake-cookies.html

3 thoughts on “No Bake Quinoa Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan)

  1. Oh, baaaaaaad news. Bad, bad news. These look amazing, and I’m going to have to save this… maybe for a time when I have people over, so I don’t eat them all.

    Also, I learned this week that apparently “puffed quinoa” is a thing, and they sell it at Trader Joes. That might be perfect for these!

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