Quinoa no-bake cookies

Quinoa no bake cookies final


Healthy no-bake cookies are perfect treat. You don’t even have to turn on your oven to enjoy these delicious cookies. They are vegan, gluten-free and so delicious. And the best part, they are beyond easy to make. You stir everything together in a saucepan and BOOM! Just like that you have a healthy sweet treat!

Health Benefits:

Quinoa is gluten free, low Glycemic and has the highest protein content of all conventional grains. Combine this with the fact that Quinoa cooks incredibly fast (approximately 15mins in boiling water). It is a superfood! Get all the health benefits of quinoa AND chocolate with the recipe below 🙂

Yields – 10-12 cookies
Preparation time-10 minutes
Cooking time-10 minutes (assuming Quinoa is cooked)


  • Cooked quinoa- 2 1/2 cups (I used 1cup of uncooked quinoa)
  • Maple syrup/Honey – 1/2 cup
  • Sunflower spread-1/4cup (alternatively butter/coconut oil can be sued)
  • Peanut butter-1/2cup
  • Desiccated coconut-1/4cup
  • Cocoa powder-1/4 cup
  • Vanilla extract-1/2tsp
  • Salt- a generous pinch


  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine sunflower spread, maple syrup and cocoa powder in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring continuously until well combined.
  • Let it boil for a minute, then take off the heat and stir in peanut butter, vanilla , salt.
  • Add in desiccated coconut, quinoa and mix well until combined.
  • Now using ice-cream scoop/spoon drop the quinoa mixture onto the parchment paper.
  • Top with chocolate chips or any toppings of choice and the place the tray in the fridge to set for 20-30minutes.
  • Once the cookies are firm they are ready to serve or can store in the fridge in an airtight container.


  • I used low-fat baking friendly sunflower spread- butter or coconut oil can also be used alternatively.
  • Sweetness can be personalised as per the taste.

I am bringing this recipe to Annie’s VVLP#25 and Angie’s FF#47 and Kimmy’s HVF #27


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on December 18, 2014, in Breakfast, Dessert, International, Vegan and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 33 Comments.

  1. These look delicious! Quinoa is my new favourite food 🙂

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  2. Qunioa cookies….Wow!!! Awesome Chitra 🙂

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  3. Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.


  4. this has me so curious! I’d be willing to try with your recommendation 🙂


  5. No bake i like this recipe

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  6. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  7. This reminds me of Haystacks,a no bake oatmeal cookie. How much cocoa was used? It only says 1/4. Thank you for this recipe Chitra!


  8. Haven’t tried quinoa cookies, Chitra. It sounds delicious. Thanks for bringing another treat at FF. Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

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  9. The no-bake cookies sound like a healthy snack when hunger strikes, Chitra! Delicious blend of ingredients. 🙂

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  10. Quinoa is a delicious superfood, I would add a pinch of cayenne pepper for that added dimension. Great recipe, thank you!


  11. Very interesting and innovative Chitra! These cookies really look very healthy! Thanks for bringing these to fiesta Friday.! 🙂

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  12. This recipe doesn’t mention any sweetener ? Am I missing something??
    Request you to please clarify.


  13. Thanks Kimmy….Your support is truly appreciated


  14. Thanks Annie for your wonderful support


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