Monday, May 14, 2018

Gluten-Free Quinoa Banana Cookies

Lets talk about these cookies!  Last week at school I was reminded of the struggles of a gluten- and dairy-free lifestyle.  I forgot my snacks and the only thing I could purchase that was healthy and safe was a piece of fruit.  I was thankful for it, but I kind of hoped for something different.  Therefore, I decided I should probably focus a little more on healthy snacks to add to my repertoire.  This week I bring you a cookie that is gluten-free and healthy!

Here is the recipe I used:
1 cups almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup quinoa flakes
1 scoop Naturade pea protein powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 large banana (mashed)
4 oz unsweetened applesauce
1 egg
I mixed the wet and dry ingredients separately and then combined them together.  This mix is enough for 12 cookies (1.5 tbsp/mix per cookie).  I baked the cookies at 350 F for 18 minutes.  I used quinoa flakes in this recipe because I have an intolerance for oats too (even the gluten-free type).  I bet these cookies will taste just as good with oats though!  Both oats and quinoa are a good source of added protein.  

These cookies are the perfect morning pick-me up!  They are easy to pack and you can bake enough for the whole week in one batch!

I hope you enjoyed this post.  Thank you for reading!

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