Happy New Year!! Do you make resolutions? I’ve tried, that I but haven’t had much luck with that. I always try to go way too big with them. Last year, though, I tried to make some realistic goals for the year, and it worked out really well. So, I’m trying that again this year.
One of my goals for this year is to incorporate more healthy foods into our diet. In the past, I’ve tried to do things like cut out sugar, and it only lasted for a day or so. So, I decided to make some healthier dessert options – like these Quinoa Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
These cookies are hearty and delicious, and they are full of good-for-you ingredients. They’re perfect for those times when you want a cookie (or two), but you don’t want to go all out.
- 1 c. whole-wheat flour
- 1 c. old-fashioned oats, ground
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 c. coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 c. nonfat Greek yogurt
- 2/3 c. brown sugar, packed
- 2 large eggs
- 1 T. vanilla extract
- 1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
- 1/2 c. chocolate melts or chocolate chunks
- 1/4 c. shredded coconut (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking liners.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together whole-wheat flour, oats, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, stir together coconut oil and Greek yogurt until combined.
- Stir in brown sugar until well-combined.
- Add eggs and vanilla, and stir in.
- Stir in quinoa until incorporated.
- Add dry ingredients, and stir until just combined (it will be thick).
- Stir in chocolate chunks and coconut, if using, until just combined.
- Using a medium cookie scoop (1-1/2 tablespoon), drop scoops about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
- Bake about 8-10 minutes, or until set and very lightly golden brown.
- Let cookies cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet, and then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling.
- Makes 32 cookies.