This quick and easy recipe for banana coconut quinoa cookies is the perfect vegan treat that you can feel good about preparing for the family. These healthy quinoa cookies are made with wholesome ingredients, like fiber-rich oats, protein-packed quinoa and hemp hearts, which also means they’re high in nutritional value.
Healthy cookies are a way of life for me. So much so that I can’t even remember the last time I made a real cookie, as my husband calls them – the ones laden with butter, sugar, and refined flour. Since converting to a predominantly clean diet, traditional cookies no longer appeal to me as much as they used to. Why would they when recipes like these banana coconut quinoa cookies – which also happen to also be the perfect healthy breakfast cookie, are just as delicious and satisfying! These cookies incorporate all of the ideal components of a really good cookie; sweet, chewy, moist, and crumbly.
These clean eating cookies have quickly become a family favourite. I often double the recipe and store extra cookies in the freezer for a quick grab n’ go snack or a healthy breakfast option for the family – dipped in the kid’s cappuccinos (caffeine-free, of course) and enjoyed along with a homemade morning espresso for myself and the hubby.
My son’s mouth was watering as he waited, so very patiently might I add, for my photo shoot to come to an end. Before I had time to offer my little guy a cookie, he had already swiped one from the tray. After eating three in a row, I can assume that they were well-received. And not to mention, these cookies are the perfect size for little hands to hold onto and the perfect chewy texture for toddlers and self-feeders.
As a general rule of thumb, baking with non-traditional ingredients results in texture variations. Although they’re tasty, these cookies are much denser and not-so buttery and sweet as traditional ones. For a sweeter cookie replace the maple syrup with regular sugar. Also, adding extra chocolate chips will add more decadence to these.
If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me onInstagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!