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May 18, 2009 09:15 PM

Cooked quinoa/Maple syrup: Calling all cookies guru on CH!

Long story short; I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia not long ago and discovered the beauty of quinoa a month ago.
I've always eat it like you eat rice. Salty, veggies, mixed with meat. But tonight, wanting to experience with it, I mixed a bit of cooked quinoa with maple syrup.
It was soooo gooood! That I wanted to make cookies with it, something chewy like say... Oatmeal raisin cookies, but I don't know what to do.
Anyone have an idea on how I should do that?


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  1. I don't know about cooking with regular, cooked quinoa, but you familiar with quinoa flakes? it's quinoa that's been processed like rolled oats, and often used in gluten-free baking. (In fact, many of the quinoa baked goods recipes you find will probably be gluten free). you can find it at stores like Whole Foods in their baking section. Here's a recipes for quinoa "oatmeal" cookies --
    (I've never tried it, just pulled it up with a quick google search). If you'd like to make these with regular (wheat/white) flour instead of gluten-free flours as the recipe calls for, just subtitute regular flour and leave out the xanthan gum.

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    1. re: okaygo

      Thanks! I will def try it out :)

    2. Quinoa is great!

      I'm gluten-free, so no wheat, oats, barley, rye, or spelt. I use quinoa flour (we grind our own with a small coffee/spice grinder) and use it in bread, muffins, cookies, etc, along with other non-traditional flours like sorghum, buckwheat, amaranth, millet, garbanzo, and brown rice.

      "The All Natural Allergy Cookbook: Dairy-Free Gluten-Free" by Jeanne Marie Martin has various cookie recipes (including Sesame Raisin, Fruit Nut, and Carrot Raisin and a pancake recipe using quinoa flour.

      "Pure and Simple" by Tami A. Benton has recipes for Banana Bread Muffins, Blueberry Muffins, Banana Bread Brownies, and Chocolate Coconut Brownies which call for quinoa flour.

      I thought I had seen a recipe for bread which called for leftover cookie quinoa but can't remember which cookbook it was in. Quinoa also works well in soups, salads, etc.

      1. dont know about the cookies, but here is a porrige recipe you might like :)

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        1. re: jenwee

          Oh my! Just reading the ingredients and I'm in love already..

        2. Came across a quinoa cookie recipe on a scrap of paper today. I must have gotten it somewhere on-line, no longer know where, made them once. Calls for uncooked quinoa.

          Quinoa Tahini Cookies

          Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
          1/2 c. agave nectar or maple syrup
          1/4 c. brown sugar (or xylitol)
          1/2 c. butter (or Earth Balance)
          1 1/4 c. rice four
          1/2 c. tahini
          1 tsp baking soda
          3/4 c. quinoa
          1/4 tsp salt
          1/2 tsp vanilla
          1/2 tsp. xanthan gum

          Place by spoonful on baking sheet. Bake 10-14 minutes

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          1. re: lgss

            Thank you!
            Looks delicious.. But I'll have to google tahini.. I have no idea what that is..

            1. re: Anarkya

              It's sesame seed paste. Available in middle eastern stores as well as health food stores.

          2. Not cookies, but there is a fantastic recipe for quinoa muffins using both cooked quinoa grain and the flour (along with some wheat flour, but maybe the celiacs could sub a gluten free baking mix) in Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. I *think* there is maple syrup in the ingredients list, but don't hold me to it, might be brown sugar. Anyway, they're incredibly nutty and delicious, and they freeze well!