Chocolate-Date Quinoa Cookies
Servings Prep Time
26people 50minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
26people 50minutes
Cook Time
  • 16 medjool datespitted
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butterroom temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • DRY INGREDIENTS:see notes at right
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/3 cup potato starch
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • ¾ teaspoon xanthan or guar gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. If dates are dry, cover with boiling water and let stand 10 minutes to soften. Drain; chop coarsely.
  2. Cream together dates and butter. Add vanilla, quinoa, and eggs; mix thoroughly.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine next seven ingredients (flour through salt) and mix well. Fold dry ingredients into date mixture until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Chill dough 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°. Roll dough into 1½-inch balls and flatten slightly between palms to form cookies about ½ inch thick and 2 inches in diameter. Arrange on an ungreased baking sheet and bake 16–18 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate-Date Quinoa Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING: 157 cal, 6g fat (2g mono, 0g poly, 4g sat), 23mg chol, 2g protein, 25g carb, 2g fiber, 110mg sodium