Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookie Bars
Soft and chewy, without any inkling of being under-baked. And with the little specs of melted dark chocolate, the sweet undertones of coconut sugar and the slightly nutty flavor of quinoa flour, I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a tastier cookie bar.
Servings 16 Bars
Calories 163 kcal
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients and set aside.
Beat together softened coconut oil and coconut sugar until creamy. Add flax egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
Add flour mixture into wet ingredients in three additions, mixing fully between each. Fold in chocolate chips.
Cover bowl and chill dough for 1 - 2 hours.
With 30 minutes left in the chilling, preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a 8x8 square baking pan with parchment paper.
Remove dough from fridge and let sit for 5 minutes. Transfer the dough to the pan, pressing it down until it reaches the edges. Smooth it over with a pasty roller (or your hands), so it’s flat.
Bake bars for 20 – 25 minutes until edges are brown and the center still feels a little soft.
Remove from the oven and let cool on pan for at least 20 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack (without cutting them) and cool the bars completely. Cut into squares and enjoy!
Calories: 163 kcal | Carbohydrates: 19 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Sodium: 128 mg | Potassium: 31 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 9 g | Calcium: 16 mg | Iron: 0.7 mg