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Healthy Quinoa Cookies! (made with applesauce)

I’m always looking for healthy substitutes so I can still indulge my sweet tooth! These cookies really did just that! I found this recipe on a blog and thought I would give it a try! I halved the recipe cause I didn’t need 3 dozen cookies! At first, I was a little skeptical of what these cookies would taste like, and if I could best describe it I would say that were like soft oatmeal cookies.

Here’s the recipe I used and you can see the original link below!

Original Link: http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/quinoa-cookies/

Ingredients

1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
1/2cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease pan. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and baking soda. Set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and brown sugar until smooth. (Approx.3 minutes.) Add in the eggs and vanilla extract. Add the applesauce and mix until combined. Stir in the raisins. Slowly add the dry ingredients into liquid ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in the oats, quinoa, and chocolate chips. Spoon about a tablespoon of dough onto a large baking sheet.  Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes, or until cookies are just barely set. Remove cookies from baking sheet and cool on a wire cooling rack.

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