Simple & Satisfying – Powerball Cookies

Powerball Cookies with Quinoa

powerball cookies with quinoaThese healthy energy cookies are packed with natural flavor and are bound to give you a nice boost after your workout or anytime you need it.

 Recipe:

3 large ripe bananas

1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla

1 cup (250 ml)  cooked organic quinoa (cook like regular rice 1-1)

1 cup (250 ml) organic rolled oats

1 cup (250 ml) coconut flakes, unsweetened

½ cup (125 ml) coconut sugar

½ cup (125 ml) dark chocolate chips

chopped ginger & dates, optional

Preheat oven to 325 F.

In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas with a fork and add vanilla, quinoa, coconut and coconut sugar.  Mix until well combined.  Stir in chocolate chips (& ginger and/or pitted dates if using).

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper so batter doesn’t stick.  Drop heaping Tablespoons onto baking sheet.  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cookie holds together.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

 *TIPtry toasting the coconut flakes first on their own on unlined baking sheet in oven for about 10 minutes or just until they start to brown.

**You can find unsweetened coconut & coconut sugar at Granville Island or your specialty bulk food shops.

***Dark chocolate chips are getting a bit easier to find although it is difficult
to find anything beyond 60% cacao.  You can substitute a higher percentage (72-80%)
by chopping up a chocolate bar  instead.

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