August 14, 2016

by Alyssa Rimmer

No-Bake Raspberry Quinoa Cookies

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These no-bake raspberry quinoa cookies are the perfect sweet treat. Packed with healthy ingredients, flavorful and no need to turn on your oven!

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It's hotter than hell in NYC right now. In fact, I think this is the hottest week we've had all summer. My weather app on Friday said it felt like 107ºF! What the what?! But guess what? I'm okay with it, because even though I start dripping sweat the moment I step outside my apartment, it means I haven't turned on my oven once all week.

Instead, I've been making tons of ginormous salads (you saw that Falafel Salad Bowl from my latest WIA video, right!? so good), and batch after batch no-bake desserts. It started with a batch of my dark chocolate quinoa energy balls, but then we moved no-bake quinoa cookies, and that my friends is what we're making today.

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I mimicked these cookies off the No-Bake Chocolate Quinoa Cookies from last summer, but instead of chocolate, I used one of my newest food discoveries…freeze-dried raspberries!

Freeze-dried raspberries are seriously amazing. They're light, airy, crunchy raspberries that can be used in a bajillion different ways. You can toss them onto your smoothie bowl, stir them into yogurt, but them on your banana ice cream sundaes, or, as I just discovered, you can turn them into raspberry powder!

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All we do is blend up the freeze dried raspberries in a food processor (or I'm sure you could do it in a blender too) until they turn into a fine powder. Then just swap that powder in for the raw cacao powder and you've got no-bake RASPBERRY quinoa cookies on your hands!

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The base is super duper simple. It's just our raspberry powder, cooked quinoa, rolled oats and coconut. Then you add in your “liquid” which is cashew butter, coconut oil and maple syrup. Stir everything together and bam. Raspberry cookie batter.

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What's great about these cookies is that they have it all. Protein from the quinoa, fiber from the oats, healthy fats from the coconut and cashew butter, and they're naturally sweetened with just a hint of maple syrup (there's only 1/4 cup in the entire batch!).

And with that raspberry flavor? They're both tart and sweet at the same time.

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When I took my first taste test of the batter, I was psyched, but I was a little worried they'd lose some of their lusters once frozen. But when I popped them out of the freezer and took a bite….OH HEY!

It tasted like an ice-cold bite of raspberry cheesecake. Only you don't have to make a whole cheesecake (or soak any cashews). These cookies are less than 10 ingredients and take under 10 minutes to make. Annnnd they're pretty much the most perfect summer treat on the planet.

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So when you're craving a sweet treat but don't feel like turning on the oven, these no-bake quinoa cookies are a must. You can store them in your freezer and they'll last for weeks (unless you're like me and eat them in the first week). Enjoy!

Your turn…

Have you ever tried freeze-dried fruit before? I have some mangos in my pantry right now that I'm planning on turning into energy bites, but if you guys have any other fruit-flavored desserts you'd like to see me make, let me know!

xo Alyssa

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No-Bake Raspberry Quinoa Cookies

What's great about these cookies is that they have it all. Protein from the quinoa, fiber from the oats, healthy fats from the coconut and cashew butter, and they're naturally sweetened with just a hint of maple syrup (there's only 1/4 cup in the entire batch!).
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 14 cookies
Calories 139kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a small sauce pan over medium, melt together coconut oil, syrup and cashew butter. Whisk until combined. Set aside.
  • Make the raspberry powder by processing 1 package of freeze dried raspberries in a food processor until ground into a fine powder. Add powder to a mixing bowl along with quinoa, oats and coconut. Pour liquid ingredients over dry and stir to combine.
  • Using a cookie scoop, drop the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, shaping with your hands if desired. Sprinkle with sea salt and coconut (if using), and place in the freezer to set for about 30 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container in the freezer for best results, but can also be stored in the fridge (they'll just be a lot softer!).

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.8mg

 

 

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  1. These quinoa cookies are some of the best treats out there. When I make them, they don’t come out near as red as yours though and Im not sure why. Do you use red quinoa? Also, I was wondering if you measure 1/2 a cup of of uncooked quinoa and cook that, or measure 1/2 a cup of already cooked quinoa. Thanks in advance and for this awesome recipe!

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    • Unfortunately, I don’t think it would work because the cooled coconut oil is what helps the cookies hold together!

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  9. Sorry for a seemingly ridiculous question, but I have not worked at all with coconut oil yet. Do you measure it while still solid and add it to the recipe melted, or do you melt it first?

    • Sorry, I messed that up. Do you measure and add solid or do you melt it and then measure and add it to the other ingredients melted?

      • For this recipe, either way is fine honestly 🙂 Mine was liquid, but if yours is solid, that will work. The difference won’t affect the end product at all! XO

  10. These look delicious Alyssa! I can’t wait to try them. It just so happens that I have a bag of freeze dried raspberries in my pantry. I purchased them to make some other cookies but have not gotten around to it. I must have been saving them for this recipe. 🙂 I also have a bag of strawberry banana freeze dried fruit and a bag of chocolate covered freeze dried strawberries, so I think I will be experimenting. The strawberry banana flavor would be delicious as an energy bite or cookie, I think. Of course either flavor combo would be delicious in pretty much any dessert. The mango energy bites sound delicious too. As a side note I watched your video weekend blog and would love to see what you keep in your fridge and freezer on a regular basis.

  11. Alyssa,
    Love your What I eat in a day videos! As a former New Yorker and 50+ yr old 35+ yet vegetarian who tries to eat healthy, I appreciate being able to see my old stomping ground of Manhattan and learning what the new up and coming healthy vegetarian generation has to teach me. I enjoy learning from you and plan on making your chocolate energy balls soon! Keep up the good work – you are inspiring!

    Jen Swisher

    • Thanks so much for the comment, Jen! Wow, that’s incredible that you’ve been plant-based for 35 years! I bet your feel amazing 🙂 Appreciate the kind words about my videos–can’t wait to hear what you think of the energy balls 🙂

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