With the beginning of December Bake-a-thon starting a few days ago where 3 baked dishes will be posted every week to help celebrate the holiday season, it was important for me to balance the posts with some healthy treats as well as the decadent treats usually associated with this season.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup nutella
- 3/4 cup applesauce
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cups quinoa flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
The texture isn’t quite the same as a normal cookie. These have a more fluffy texture – not quite a muffin but on its way to becoming one. When I first made them, I couldn’t decide if I liked them or not, but then the more I ate them the more I liked them. So when I was meeting a few of my blogger friends for an outing, I took it to them as an edible gift so I could get additional feedback. I asked them to be honest and they all said they liked the cookies…I hope they were being honest and not just nice 🙂
In fact, when I made them I asked them if they could guess the mystery ingredient and none of them could figure out it was made with quinoa so I guess this is also a good way of sneaking quinoa into your kids if they don’t like the grain itself.
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