Quinoa Macaroons

Sometimes I just want to escape to a world of no worries, no deadlines, no homework, no expectations, and no false hopes .

Sometimes I wonder, is that what heaven is like?

I’m sure I could find an island on Earth to step in to do the job.

I actually don’t remember when the last time was that I took a vacation with my family, or myself.

Maybe when I was 10.

I’ve made it a goal of mine to take one vacation by myself beginning next year.

I want to see the world, venture out, experience the unknown, and clear my head a little bit, ya know?

You can hold me to it.

For now, we have quinoa.

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 Only, we stuffed it into a cookie.

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More specifically, I made you quinoa macaroons.

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This cookie is super soft and chewy.

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Plus, they have coconut and are packed with protein from the quinoa.

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Yes, this is real life.

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🙂

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Let’s eat!

Quinoa Macaroons
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Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 22
 
Soft, fluffy coconut macaroons made with quinoa for a special twist! Gluten-free, nut-free.
Ingredients
  • 6 large Medjool dates, pitted, and soaked in water overnight
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ c. granulated stevia
  • ¼ c. melted coconut butter, plus extra for topping, optional
  • 2 t. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 T. coconut flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • ½ t. sea salt
  • 1 c. unsweetened, shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the dates and their soaking water in the bowl of a large food processor and process on high until smooth.
  3. Place 4 Tablespoons of the date puree in a large mixing bowl along with the eggs, stevia , coconut butter, and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  4. Stir in the cooked quinoa, coconut flour, baking powder, and sea salt.
  5. Fold in the coconut.
  6. Drop the batter by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Slightly press on the top of each cookie to flatten slightly.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden.
  9. Let cool slightly.
  10. Drizzle w/ melted coconut butter if preferred.

MANGIA!!!

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