December 9, 2018

by Alyssa

25 Ways to Use Quinoa in Your Cookies

How to make quinoa cookies – and 25 recipes to inspire your healthy, gluten-free baking. Add protein, fiber & nutrients to your baking with quinoa!

25 Healthy Quinoa Cookies

So it's that time of year again – cookies, cookies and more COOKIES!

Personally, I'm a cookie-any-time-of-year kind of gal, but during the holiday season I'm a cookie baking machine. Honestly, in the last four days I think I've made at least 8 dozen different kinds of cookies. Yes, I'm crazy. Yes, they're delicious. No, my waistline isn't thrilled. But yes, my tummy sure is. And yes, you better believe I have a gigantic smile on my face.

How can I not? It's cookie season! And cookies are totally the best kind of dessert on the planet, right?

Now, remember what we were chatting about last week? We're striving for balance this month. And since we had a healthy salmon recipe on Thursday, now it's time for a cookie (or two). Remember, it's all about balance, my friends.

In today's post I'm going to show you 25 different ways to make holiday cookies using…QUINOA! Yep, that's right. We've got TWENTY-FIVE quinoa cookies here, and they're going to knock your reindeer socks off! (wait…you're not wearing reindeer socks? *cue the red cheeks*)

You already know me and know that I add quinoa to literally everything I make and that includes my cookies. But as it turns out, so do tons of other bloggers too! So I've pulled my favorite recipes together for you and I can't wait to hear what you end up making. Let me know in the comments below and I'll try to hold myself back from running to your house to taste them 🙂

25 Ways to Use Quinoa in Your Cookies

1. Insanely Healthy Oatmeal Cookies Simply Quinoa

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Banana and Chocolate

2. Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Breakfast Cookies Simply Quinoa

Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Breakfast Cookies -- a healthy breakfast that tastes like a decadent dessert! {gluten-free + vegan}

3. Chocolate Filled Gluten-Free Cookies My Darling Lemon Thyme

25 ways to use quinoa in your cookies --> Chocolate Filled Gluten-Free Cookies with Quinoa Flour


4. Coconut Quinoa Macaroons Simply Quinoa

Coconut Quinoa Macaroons --> 25 ways to add quinoa to your cookies!


5. Double Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies Simply Quinoa

These DOUBLE Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies are sweet, satisfying and HEALTHY!


6. Healthy Quinoa Almond Cookies Farm on Plate

Healthy Quinoa Almond Cookies + 24 others ways to add quinoa to your cookies!


7. Cashew Quinoa Cookies Simply Quinoa

Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies -- with quinoa for some added protein and crunch! [vegan + gluten-free]

8. Chewy Quinoa Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies


9. No-Bake Raspberry Quinoa Cookies Simply Quinoa

NO-BAKE Raspberry Quinoa Cookies -- use less than 10 ingredients, are totally healthy and taste like cheesecake!


10. Breakfast Approved Quinoa Cookies My Whole Food Life

Breakfast Approved Quinoa Cookies - and 24 other ideas for adding quinoa to your cookies!


11. Chewy Molasses Quinoa Cookies Simply Quinoa

These CHEWY Ginger Molasses Cookies are super healthy, gluten-free, grain-free AND vegan!!


12. 5-Ingredient Chocolate Quinoa Birds Nest Cookies Simply Quinoa

These HEALTHY chocolate birds nest cookies are so easy to make! Just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of hands on time is all you need! [gluten-free + vegan]

13. Almond-Cranberry Quinoa Cookies Tracey's Culinary Adventures

Healthy Almond-Cranberry Quinoa Cookies


14. Chocolate Peppermint Macaroons Simply Quinoa


15. The Seriously Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Making Thyme for Health

How to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie (hint: it includes QUINOA!)


16. Peanut Butter Oat & Quinoa Cookies Simply Quinoa

Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookie with Oats and Quinoa


17. Grown Up Dark Chocolate Quinoa Cookies Tales of a Kitchen

Dark Chocolate Quinoa Cookies - for grown ups!


18. Gluten-Free Pizzelle Cookies Simply QuinoaHow to add quinoa to your cookies without compromising flavor


19. Healthy Quinoa Gingersnaps Eating Bird Food

Healthy Quinoa Gingersnaps (GF & V)


20. Gingerbread Quinoa Breakfast Cookies Simply Quinoa

These INCREDIBLE Gingerbread Quinoa Breakfast Cookies has a base of oats, quinoa and banana, but has all the flavors of classic gingerbread. And they're HEALTHY too! [vegan + gf]


21. Chocolate Peanut Butter Quinoa Breakfast Cookies Simply Quinoa

Chocolate Peanut Butter Quinoa Breakfast Cookies -- they taste like brownies but are healthy and nutritious! The PERFECT way to start the day!


22. No-Bake Chocolate Quinoa Cookies Simply Quinoa

Loving these NO-BAKE chocolate quinoa cookies - they're healthy and delicious | recipe on | vegan + gluten-free


23. Lemon Poppy Seed Quinoa Breakfast Cookies Simply Quinoa

Can you actually eat cookies for breakfast? YES! These Lemon Poppy Seed Quinoa Breakfast Cookies might look and taste like dessert, but they're healthy, nutrient-packed and DELICIOUS!


24. Cranberry Orange Quinoa Breakfast Cookies Simply Quinoa

The BEST quinoa breakfast cookie flavor >> Cranberry Orange which is perfect for the holidays and will be sure to be a crowd pleaser!


25. Carrot Cake Quinoa Breakfast Cookies Simply Quinoa

These AMAZING quinoa breakfast cookies taste just like carrot cake but are actually HEALTHY | gluten-free + vegan | recipe on


And now it's your turn! What type of cookies would you like to make using quinoa?

It might give me some inspiration for an upcoming recipe 😉



25 Quinoa Cookie Recipes

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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