Quinoa Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Quinoa Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies large Author: Canadian Living Credits: Quinoa Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies large

Sneaking this wholesome ancient grain into a beloved oatmeal cookie is easier than you think. With just a hint of flavour and a light crunch, it blends in with the oatmeal and adds extra nutrition to a sweet snack. The cookies will turn out little softer and cakier than usual.

  • Portion size 65 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats not instant
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Method

In bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla.

Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture. Stir in oats and quinoa; stir in chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded 1 tbsp, about? 2 inches (5 cm) apart, onto parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. With fork, flatten to 1-inch (2.5 cm) thickness.

Bake in 350?F (180?C) oven until edges are golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on pan on rack for 5 minutes; transfer to rack and let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store layered between waxed paper in airtight container for up to 3 days.)

Change it up
Quinoa Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Substitute raisins for the chocolate chips.



Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 60 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 91.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 39 mg
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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