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These simple, gluten free Chocolate Quinoa Cookies are soft, chewy and full of chocolate! A healthy dessert that even picky eaters will love!

Quinoa biscuit is dipped in a glass on top of milk

Pin Chocolate Quinoa Biscuits

I know what you're thinking.

"First there was high-protein muffins with quinoa, then there was quinoa energy bars, and then you even told me to make a cute quinoa breakfast casserole and now you're telling me to toss quinoa in my COOKIES? And that it really is is very tasty and doesn't taste strange at all? "

Uh Yes. That's exactly what I'm telling you. That is why they are called quinoa cookies.

It's just the facts.

But how real, yes. I was a bit hesitant about the whole quinoa-as-a-dessert dealio that was going on throughout this post. But then my face chewed through the layers of toasted quinoa and coconut and ooey-gooey melting chocolate that kind of landed on my nose and got REALLY REALLY HAPPY.

Aside: if chocolate doesn't land on your nose when you eat your dessert, you're doing it wrong.

Health benefits of quinoa

I LOVE quinoa because it's so versatile and can be enjoyed in so many different ways, including this one Quinoa chocolate chip cookies. It has a mild taste, a satisfying rice-like texture, can be made into all kinds of delicious meals, and is also very nutritious! Here are some quinoa facts that you will love even more:

  1. High in fiber: Many grains contain a good amount of it, but quinoa is much higher than most fiber, which helps your body with digestion.
  2. Gluten free: It's a great pasta alternative and it's completely gluten-free. So it is safe for those with celiac disease or those who want to avoid gluten in their diet.
  3. Packaged protein: Quinoa is also rich in protein and many of the essential amino acids your body needs.
  4. Low Glycemic Index: This is important for people with diabetes because consuming quinoa is not very likely to raise blood sugar levels.

Close up of quinoa biscuits on a cooling shelf with milk on the side

How do you use quinoa in cookies?

Cookies are a FAVE in my house – I love making all kinds of cookies for Mr. FFF on a weekly basis. Some of our favorites are flourless gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, brown butter oat biscuits with chocolate chips, and even paleo breakfast avocado biscuits with kale. I love getting creative with cookies in my kitchen and coming up with better recipes! This Quinoa biscuits recipe uses flour that you make from quinoa as a light, gluten-free alternative to regular all-purpose flour!

Are Quinoa Flour Cookies Good Breakfast Cookies?

I'm the kind of girl who doesn't want rules about when I can eat cookies. Is there anyone with me ?! I mean, I want the kind of biscuit that I can enjoy any time of the day, even for breakfast! These delicious cookies use better ingredients for you that I think would be great for breakfast! So if you want one for breakfast, give it a try!

Quinoa biscuits ingredients

These cookies use healthy, wholesome ingredients! Here's what you'll need to create this recipe:

  • Unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Oatmeal
  • Toasted quinoa flour
  • Dutch processed cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • salt
  • Light brown sugar
  • Coconut oil
  • Big eggs
  • honey
  • Coconut extract or vanilla extract
  • water
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Stack of quinoa biscuits with milk on the side

How to make quinoa cookies


Spread the coconut evenly on a baking sheet and place it in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit to toast for 3 minutes. If it still hasn't browned, bake another 1-3 minutes until it begins to brown. Leave to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then measure out 1 cup of coconut flakes. Leave the remaining coconut on the baking sheet.


In a large mixing bowl, add 1 cup of coconut, oatmeal, quinoa flour, cocoa powder, soda, and salt and mix. Put aside.


In a separate large bowl, stir together the sugar, coconut oil, eggs, honey, water and extract until smooth. Add the dry ingredients and mix until everything is well incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Take a rest

Once the dough is prepared, roll it into a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap. Let it cool in the fridge for at least 30 minutes so it is no longer sticky and easier to handle. After the dough cools, take it out of the refrigerator and let it stand while your oven preheats to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.


Roll into 1 tablespoon large balls, then roll each ball in the remaining toasted coconut. Place them on a baking sheet about 5 cm apart.

Bake & enjoy

Bake the cookies for 6-9 minutes. They can start to crackle a bit. Let the cookies cool in the pan for about 2 minutes, then transfer them to a rack to stop cooling there. Serve and DISCOVER!

Overhead view of quinoa cooking on a cooling shelf

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Peach Breakfast Quinoa Chia Pudding

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Chocolate Quinoa Cookies

These simple, gluten-free chocolate quinoa cookies are soft, chewy, and full of chocolate! A healthy dessert that even picky eaters will love!

course dessert

kitchen American

keyword Chocolate Desserts, Gluten Free Cookies, Gluten Free Desserts, Healthy Desserts, Quinoa Flour Cookies

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Preparation time 20th protocol

cooking time fifteen protocol

total time 35 protocol

Servings 35 -40

Calories 169kcal

author Taylor


  • 2 cups Unsweetened coconut flakes divided, 170g
  • 1 1/2 cups Oatmeal. 138 g,
  • 1 1/2 cups Toasted quinoa flour 165
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa powder according to the Dutch process sifted if lumpy, 58g
  • 3/4 TL Baking soda
  • 1/2 TL salt
  • 1 Cup Light brown sugar Raw sugar or coconut sugar, 200 g
  • 2/3 Cup Coconut oil melted, 150 g
  • 2 Big eggs at room temperature
  • 6th tablespoon honey 120 g
  • 1 TL Coconut extract or vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 Cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips 170 g


  • Spread the coconut on a small baking sheet. Bake for 3 minutes, stir and, if not browned, bake for 1 to 3 minutes or until the coconut begins to brown. It turns brown quickly so keep an eye on it. Remove from the oven and let the coconut cool for 5 minutes or until it is no longer hot. Measure out 1 cup (85 g) coconut flakes and leave the rest on the baking sheet.

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together 1 cup of coconut flakes, oat flour, quinoa flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Put aside.

  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, melted coconut oil, eggs, honey, extract and water. Add the dry mixture into the wet mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until it is no longer sticky and easy to roll into balls. Once cool, take the dough out of the refrigerator and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes while the oven preheats to 350 ° C (175 ° C).

  • Form rounded tablespoons of the batter and roll the balls in the remaining 1 cup of toasted coconut. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet at a distance of about 5 cm. Bake for 6 to 9 minutes or until the top is no longer wet. They can crackle a little. If you break one, they may not look fully cooked, but they will continue to cook as it cools. Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then take them to a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Recipe from "The Sweet Side of Old Grains" by Erin Dooner


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.5G | Protein: 2.5G | Fat: 11G | Saturated fatty acids: 6.7G | Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1G | Monounsaturated fatty acids: 0.3G | Cholesterol: 9.3mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 2G | Sugar: 11.6G | Calcium: 1.7mg | Iron: 3.6mg

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Nutritional information

Chocolate Quinoa Cookies

Amount per serving

Calories 169 Calories from Fat 99

% Daily Value *

fat 11g17%

Saturated fat 6.7 g42%

Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g

Monounsaturated fat 0.3 g

cholesterol 9.3 mg3%

sodium 61 mg3%

potassium 24 mg1%

carbohydrates 19.5 g7%

Fiber 2g8th%

Sugar 11.6 g13%

protein 2.5 g5%

calcium 1.7 mg0%

iron 3.6 mg20%

* Daily percentages are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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