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The Bird's Word

The Bird's Word

Quinoa Cookies

Posted by Cindy on November 3, 2013 at 9:20 AM

My recipe adventures continue...

This time it's Quinoa Cookies!!  Here's the original found on the back of a box of quinoa flake hot breakfast cereal:


Crispy Quinoa Cookies (Wheat-Free)

1/2 C honey

1/3 C brown sugar

1/2 C butter/margarine

1/2 C peanut butter

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 C rice flour

3/4 C Quinoa flakes

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt (optional)

1/2C nuts (optional)

Then it's the usual mix all the dry stuff, mix all the wet stuff, dump 'em together and mix that up.  Put spoonfuls on a cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes at 350.  Let 'em cool, and stuff your face.


Wow, toxic on all kinds of levels, for me anyway.  Here's mutation 1:


3/4 C apple juice

1/2 C squashed up nuts (as close to nutbutter as this puny food processor will do)

1/2 coconut oil

1 C rice flour

3/4 C Quinoa flakes

1 tsp baking soda

Follow directions as given.


Hmm, yeah, tasty, but nothing like crispy.  Disintegrates upon contact with anything.  Cooling them off in the fridge seems to help since coconut oil is solid below 75F.  This recipe was a keeper!


Then, disaster struck. The company that bottles the apple juice I could safely drink changed something.  I don't know what because there's nothing different in the label, but something's different inside.  I can't drink it any more without getting sick.  I tried another brand I hadn't used before and, wow, that wasn't safe for humans, either. I was afraid applies might be a new non-food.  That would be horrific, but I chowed down on an apple for breakfast one morning and no problem there.  Joy!!!

 

So, the quinoa cookies -- and several other recipes --  had to mutate.  Mutation Number 2 :


1 large apple pureed (or as close as I can get to puree in the food processor I have available ... I'll be glad when mine is out of the boxes ...)

1/2 C squashed up nuts (as close to nutbutter as I can get)

1/2 coconut oil

1 C rice flour

3/4 C Quinoa flakes

1 tsp baking soda

Follow directions as given with one exception... I first boiled all liquid and semi-liquid parts before dumping them into the dry part. 


The theory was that the boiling liquid might cook the quinoa flakes and make them stickier and hold the cookie together.  Great theory.  Like a lot of theories, it didn't hold on first contact with reality, but it was a great theory.


The end result, however, was a very yummy cookie.  It still comes apart at room temperature, but keep that thing in the fridge until ready to eat, and it's most excellent!  Try it out!


Until next time...

 


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2 Comments

Reply Barbara Mojica
10:55 PM on November 3, 2013 
Going to save these ....sounds like it tastes yummy!
Reply Cindy
8:56 AM on November 6, 2013 
Barbara Mojica says...
Going to save these ....sounds like it tastes yummy!


They're really pretty tasty! The ones I make aren't terribly sweet, but they're pretty good. These are one of the few cookies I've been able to mutate favorably. :)