Monday, March 28, 2011

Birdseed Cookies

Yesterday I declared my intention to tell you about the quinoa cookies I made.

Now, I have to put a disclaimer out there that I think they are delicious, but they are not 'cookies' in the 'I-could-eat-the-whole-bowl-of-raw-dough' cookies.  They taste healthy!  

Sprouted Quinoa Cookies
3/4 cup pecans 
1 cup quinoa, rinsed and soaked overnight (until tails pop out)
 3 soaked dates
1 ripe banana
 1 tsp vanilla
 1/2 tsp salt
 1 tsp cinnamon
add-ins of choice (raisins, walnuts, goji berries, chocolate chips, etc.)

Pulverize pecans in a food processor.  Add all of the other ingredients and mix until smooth.  Hand mix in any add-ins and then spoon onto lined D trays.  Dehydrate four hours (105 degrees) and then remove liners and continue to dehydrate on the mesh for another four hours. 

I added in left over chocolate chips from Matthew Kenny's Everyday Raw

Question:  Do you like the taste of quinoa?  (I know someone who can't eat it because she thinks it tastes like birdseed.)  


  1. LOVE quinoa as does the hubby and two of the five kiddos.Never ate bird seed so don't know if it tastes like it.
    Looks like your cookies are awesome!
    Peace and Raw Health,

  2. Sounds really good! Now why does something that 'tastes healthy' lack the accolade of being an 'eat all the dough' thing? Maybe because it satisfies with fewer bites...It's always been a conundrum for me...

  3. @Elizabeth

    I've actually never eaten birdseed either, Elizabeth, but Kelli (from made some birdseed treats once that looked delicious! :)

  4. @Ela

    That's a great question, Ela. For me, I think I feel satisfied with a smaller portion of a healthy treat. When I used to eat candy, I would eat a whole lot, only stopping when my stomach hurt. Yuck.

  5. i love cooked quinoa... haven't been able to sprout it without it smelling funky.=(

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