No Meat Zone Recipes: Vegan Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies

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Recipe provided by Peggy Kotsopoulos

Chocolate chip quinoa cookies

Ingredients
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup uncooked quinoa flakes (or oatmeal flakes)
1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
2 tablespoons almond butter
4 large VERY RIPE bananas
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
Pinch sea salt

Preparation
These are jam-packed with protein, fiber, stress-busting B-vitamins, energizing goodness and deliciousness! They're also gluten-free and will kick your cravings to the curb.

To prepare the cookies: Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas in bowl with a fork and add vanilla, almond butter and coconut sugar.

Add quinoa, oatmeal, coconut and pinch of salt. Mix until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and drop batter on to cooking sheet.

Bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Serving Size
Makes about 25 cookies that look more like muffin-tops and are chewy.

Peggy Kotsopoulos is a registered holistic nutritionist and author of Must Have Been Something I Ate.

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