Thursday, September 19, 2013

Quinoa Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bites

Say that three times fast! Quinoa Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bites, Quinoa Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bites, Quinoa Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bites! Ahahaha! Or, as I like to call them Quinoa PBOCC Bites. I made these because my children were pleading with me to make cookies. I think all this healthy cooking has gotten to them. They wanted something sweet. I obliged and wanted to see if they would like cookies with a healthy spin on them. Turns out, I created something that would pass for a cookie, and something I would also feel comfortable grabbing out of the freezer for those on-the-go moments. I would even eat a couple of these for breakfast if I were in a pinch. My one and five-year-old loved these. My two-year old wasn't quite so sure.


Quinoa Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bites
24 SERVINGS 
PREP: 15 minutes           COOK: 15 minutes            READY IN: 30 minutes


  SIMPLE         HEALTHY      YUM
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INGREDIENTS


  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked & chilled
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup cacao chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ยบ. In a large bowl, mix together quinoa, peanut butter, and banana.
  2. Add honey, sea salt, cinnamon, and rolled oats. Mix.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Roll dough into one inch balls and layout on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. You can press these down if you'd like (the cookies will not change shape so place as many as you want on a sheet, close together).
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.

NUTRITION FACTS



    1 serving    76 calories   3.3g fat   9.7g carbs    2.7g protein    2.6g sugar   
As a side note, I much preferred these after letting them sit all night. They are a little too crunchy straight out of the oven, but they softened overnight. Then I place them in the refrigerator. If you leave them out, they tend to soften more and more each day, which can make them not so delicious.

Enjoy!
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Recipe adapted from Miss Cellaneous.

8 comments:

Trish @ infinebalance said...

I will have to try these... I like the idea of quinoa in a cookie. GF too, i like that!

Charlene McCoy said...

These look awesome...definitely want to try them :)

Cambria said...

Trish, it's always fun to find new cookie ingredients, isn't it! Especially ones that make them more healthy!

Cambria said...

Thanks, Charlene! We hope you like them as much as we do!

TheTastyFork said...

I've been wanting to try quinoa in more dessert form. This looks like the perfect recipe to try! I have a major crush on anything chocolate & peanut butter. Pinned to the Wake Up Wednesdays board!

Cambria said...

Yay for quinoa (and we're there with you on the chocolate and peanut butter too)! You just can't go wrong with all three! Thanks for pinning to Wake Up Wednesdays!

Julie @ This Gal Cooks said...

Great recipe! Perfect for snacking. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

Cambria said...

Happy to share! Thanks, Julie!

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