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Chocolate Quinoa Cookies Recipe | Healthy Quinoa Crisps

Chocolate Quinoa Cookies Recipe | Healthy Quinoa Crisps

2021-02-28
3.5 Stars (140 Voters)
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These healthy chocolate quinoa crisps are healthy, delicious and super easy to make. If you are into vegan desserts or vegan snacks, then this recipe is just for you. These cookies are made of puffed quinoa, dark chocolate, coconut oil and other basic ingredients. If you thinking what to make with puffed quinoa, try this recipe. All you need is 10 minutes of work and you got amazing snack.
DIFFICULTY
Easy
YIELDS
20
PREP TIME
1 Hour
WORK TIME
10 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
World
INGREDIENTS FOR YIELDS

  • 3 tablespoons (45) Coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (140g) Puffed quinoa
  • 1/3 cup (33g) desiccated/shredded coconut
  • 250g (8.8oz) Dark chocolate
DIRECTIONS

  1. Chop the chocolate and place in heatproof bowl, add coconut oil and place the bowl over a double boiler (a pot with simmering water).
  2. Melt the chocolate completely and remove from heat.
  3. Add vanilla extract, puffed quinoa and desiccated coconut. Mix until well combined.
  4. Using an ice cream scooper or a regular spoon to scoop about 18-20 equal sized cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Place the cookies in the fridge for about 1 hour or until set.
  6. Store in the fridge until ready to serve. 

Frequently asked questions:

IS PUFFED QUINOA HEALTHY?

Yes, puffed quinoa is very healthy! Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It’s pronounced KEEN-wah.

One of the major quinoa health benefits is its high proportion of protein, coupled with the dense fabric of amino acids. Quinoa puffs are also a good source of fiber, providing three grams per serving. The fiber found in quinoa is beneficial for digestive health. Quinoa puffs contain nearly twice as much fiber as nearly all other grains. Quinoa is also gluten-free and perfect for people with gluten intolerance. Quinoa is extremely high in antioxidants, which is a major health benefit. These substances are believed to help fight ageing and protect the body against a number of challenging diseases and illnesses. And one of the most important things, quinoa has a low glycaemic Index, which is good for blood sugar control.

WHAT IS PUFFED QUINOA?

Puffed quinoa is the result of heating and agitating raw quinoa until it pops, transforming each seed into a light, crispy morsel. The process is very similar to making popcorn. These quinoa pops are a crispy, crunchy perfect standalone snack or you can enjoy as topping for yogurt, cereal or salad.

 WHAT CAN BE USED INSTEAD OF PUFFED QUINOA?

To make these chocolate crisps and achieve the same result and texture I wouldn’t recommend replacing puffed quinoa. If you prefer making this recipe with different ingredient you can use rolled oat, quick oats or puffed rice.

CAN WE OMIT DESICCATED COCONUT?

Yes, the coconut in this recipe is optional. If you don’t like desiccated or shredded coconut you can on it.

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COMMENTS (10)
  • L
    Leslie Goldenberg
    12/19/2021

    these looks amazing. Where can you get puffed quinoa?

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  • S
    Sandy
    8/4/2023

    What type of dark chocolate?

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    The Cooking Foodie
    8/28/2023

    At least 70% cocoa solids.

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  • F
    Frank
    9/2/2023

    I feel you could use about half of the amount of chocolate for the amount of quinoa used in this recipe.

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  • R
    Richard C
    10/2/2023

    These are yummy! Better even than the ones they pass out on United Airlines domestic flights. I used 54% chocolate and had to puff my own quinoa and even though my 140g. of quinoa left me with far less than the puffed amount called for, the ratio was still a happy balance. I’ll puff more next time. So delicious!

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    Michelle
    12/11/2023

    I meant to give this recipe 5 stars but hit it by accident at a 3. Its a 5!! It is so easy and healthy as you want them to be and delicious!!

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    The Cooking Foodie
    12/11/2023

    Thanks for letting me know.

    Reply
  • K
    Kelly
    1/31/2024

    It started from getting that quinoa chocolate from United. I found the recipe and tried it. thank you The Cooking Foodie. A quick healthy snack for a sweet tooth like me!

    Reply
  • D
    Debra
    2/5/2024

    So good! All portions were perfect! Would almond butter added work well?

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  • D
    Debra Minder
    2/5/2024

    Do you have the nutritional info?

    Reply
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