This is a really yummy cookie recipe for those times when you're wanting a healthier alternative. It is quick, easy, and full of nutrient dense foods.
Healthy No-Bake Cookies
(Gluten, Nut, Refined Sugar Free)
1/4 cup butter*
1/3 - 1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup sunflower seed butter*
1/4 cup unsweetened rice or almond milk
1/3 cup raw cacao powder*
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 cup gluten free rolled oats*
1 cup flaked quinoa
In a small pot, melt butter, honey, sunbutter, and rice milk over medium heat. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool. Stir in raw cacao powder, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix well. Add rolled oats and flaked quinoa, then stir to combine. Drop by spoonfuls (or use a handy dandy scoop like this) onto parchment paper or a silpat lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm and then enjoy!
*You can definitely substitute coconut oil to make these dairy free
*Peanut butter can most definitely be used! Almond butter would be yummy too!
*Since I was using raw cacao powder, I didn't want the nutrition to be destroyed by the heat, so I stirred it in after the mixture cooled sufficiently. If you're using regular cocoa powder (which I totally have and do use), just throw it in at the same time as everything else.
*You can use only rolled oats here if you can't find flaked quinoa, it makes no difference in taste, I just added the quinoa flakes because a) I have them and b) they're pretty darn healthy and c) I need to use them up...I imagine you could also probably use only flaked quinoa if you can't tolerate rolled oats, but I haven't tried it.
See my other equally as yummy grain-free/GAPS-friendly no-bake cookie recipe HERE.