Well after a very long few months of preparing, and then moving across country. I have made it safe, and sound in my new beautiful home in Charlotte, North Carolina! I feel inspired now to be creative and enjoy the beauty around me. So what better time then now to write a very long over due blog:)
I enjoy twitter, and tend to find some very healthy, fun and flavorful recipes. Today I found a recipe for Quinoa chocolate chip cookies with goji berries, from @CrushWiza. I did not have all the ingredients to make exactly those cookies. I did however have quinoa, which is one of my favorite gluten free foods to cook with. It is so versatile, I have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and now dessert.
I made Quinoa butterscotch cookies with cranberries. I am one of the rare and few people who is not a big fan of chocolate, I know that is kinda weird. I also have tried goji berries, and they are a unique flavor, I am more of a fan of craisins. The batter reminded me of oatmeal cookies your mom or grandma would make. However, the recipe calls for some healthier ingredients, then we don’t have to feel guilty when we eat the whole batch, wink, wink:)
The recipe I made:
1/3 of a cup of safflower oil
1/2 cup of pure cane sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
3 Tbsp almond milk
3/4 cup of Quinoa
1/2 cup of rolled oats
1 cup of all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup craisins
1 cup butterscotch chips
1. Grind up quinoa in food processor, it will not completely grind up. Next grind up rolled oats in food processor. Mix together quinoa, rolled oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in bowl.
2. Mix together safflower oil, sugars. Add flax seed, almond milk and vanilla.
3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients slowly, may need a tablespoon of almond milk if too dry.
4. Add in butterscotch chips and craisins, mix well.
5. Drop a heaping Tsp of batter on baking sheet that has wax paper or parchment paper.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, I did less to make them soft and chewy. Can make about 30 cookies.
These cookies are truly delicious, probably my new favorite cookie:) I used safflower oil, because that is what I had. It called for Canola oil or Earth Balance butter (which is a vegan butter.)
I hope you enjoy as much as I did!!!!
Now I think I need to go have another cookie:)