Protein in a few bites, sweetness that stops my cravings but doesn’t get me to the place where I can’t stop eating.
Full of protein sweet tart goodness… I think this might be my new favorite!
8 dates, pitted
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 T Chia seeds
Put all ingredients in food processor and process until it is a moist paste with cranberry chunks.
I formed each bite by filling a tablespoon with the dough and inverting it unto a plate.
16 protein goodness bites. To eat right then and there or refrigerate.
I love quinoa, but cookies? I wasn’t quite sure about that… but she said they were delish, so I decided to give it a try. And you know what? They truly are! So good that they made my healthy Christmas Cookies List! I made a few changes to the original recipe, so here is my rendition of
Quinoa Cranberry Cookies
1 cup spelt flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature (next time, I might do 1/2 butter and 1/2 unsweetened applesauce)
1/2 cup Truvia Baking Mix (or you could use 1 cup sugar)–the cookies were a tad too sweet for me, so I’ll use less next time
2 large eggs
3 T honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups olad fashioned oats
1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup slivered almonds
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and coat 2 baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray. In small bowl, mix spelt flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Using a mixer, beat togeter butter, Truvia and honey until a bit fluffy, then add milk and extracts. Beat for about 2 minutes. Add flour mixture and gently blend. Stir in quinoa, oats, cranberries and almonds.
Spoon dough unto prepared cookie sheet by rounded tablespoons, about 1″apart and bake 12-15 minutes. My batch made about 28 cookies. Enjoy!!!