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Not quite sure how to introduce these magical almond cookies into your life without throwing a big shabbaaanggg!
These are pretty gosh darn awesome.
Honestly, this is the easiest dessert ever.
I hope you have all of these ingredients in your pantry… and if you don’t check out Vitacost for a quick and painless delivery. It’s what I use when I can’t get to the food store and I’m in a hurry to make tasty vegan cookies.
As for these cookies, well as long as you have almonds, almond butter, almond extract, butter, quinoa and cocoa powder – you’re pretty much all set.
These cookies are a protein powerhouse.
Yes, a powerhouse.
You’ve got protein comin’ at you in 4 directions: quinoa, almonds, almond meal and almond butter. Wowzers, bet you didn’t think you’d be getting your protein after dinner, did you?
Now go munch on a salad so you can enjoy 10 of these tonight.
- 1 tsp. well-stirred creamy almond butter
- 3 large ripe bananas peeled and mashed
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 cup quinoa flakes
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup crushed almonds
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine almond butter, bananas, almond extract and coconut sugar. Add cooked quinoa, quinoa flakes and sea salt; mix well then add in cocoa powder, crushed almonds and cacao nibs. Using a teaspoon, portion golf ball sized cookies onto a baking sheet.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven; set aside to cool before serving.
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these look good and love almond so much. I do not miss pb any more
I don’t know much about coconut sugar but I really have to stay away from sugar! Could I use date sugar instead? Looks yummy & I can’t wait to try it!!
Yes of course Beth!!
These look amazing! I really want to try and make them however I’m not a fan of bananas. Do they have a strong banana taste? Also, is it possible to make them without bananas? Could I just not put them in or do you know of a substitute I could use?
Thanks Rebecca; they don’t have a strong banana taste. You can try but I’d use some type of other binder!
New recipe is outstanding! Next time I may add some coconut flakes. Thank you for the revision.
These. Look. Awesome. Oh my goodness gracious. I will absolutely be making these this weekend (alongside some lovely coconut macroons!).
Quick question though, as I’ve never seen this ingredient called for before: what exactly are quinoa flakes? Just uncooked quinoa?
Thanks for the help & recipe!
Thanks Evan! Here are Quinoa Flakes you can purchase online. Click on that link. Enjoy!!!
Maybe I am missing something, but several people asked about substitutions for the almond flour. I don’t see almond flour in the recipe ingredient list. Is almond flour an alternate name for crushed almonds?
The recipe was updated and I took out the flour because they were too dry! Hope you enjoy this new recipe. oxx
This cookie looks delicious – I love baking with Honeyville Almond Flour. My daughter has an extremely limited diet so can not have quinoa. Could I use another gf flour such as brown rice, tapioca, potato flour or flax seeds? I know the nutrition would be different but she has eosinophilic esophagitis, an autoimmune disease, so can only have 20 foods.
Thanks Patti; I didn’t use another flour so I’m not sure. I am the same way about the foods I can eat only a few with my autoimmune reactions but you can try another flour! oxx
Can you defined crushed almonds?
You crush whole almonds in the food processor; or you can purchase them crushed!
I love these cookies!
Awe; you just made my day! Thanks Maria; hope all is well with you. Enjoy your weekend. xoox
Great vegan cookie recipe!
did you put chocolate chips in yours? they are not listed in the ingredi ents but look like they are there in your pics. I made them and liked them but think I may try to add some cacoa nibs or chocolate chips next time – thanks for the great high protein, all natural recipe
Denise, I used cacao nibs in a few of the cookies but not all and decided to leave them out of the recipe but you can surely add them in next time! xox
What would you suggest instead of cocoa powder – we are allergic. These look yummy!!
Try cinnamon Alice. Enjoy! oxx
Cookies look so delish. The cleaning items are such a good idea. fingers crossed