These Quinoa Cookies with Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt are perfect for breakfasts on the go. Not only are they delicious, but they’re packed with protein, whole grains and fiber.
Quinoa Cookies with Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt
What if I told you that you could eat chocolate chip cookies for breakfast and feel totally justified in that decision? This recipe for Quinoa Breakfast Cookies with Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt is here for you! As drool worthy as these cookies look (and they are) they’re also packed with protein and fiber. They’ll keep you feeling full all morning and are the best way to start your day. #WillGetOutOfBedForCookies
How to Make Quinoa Cookies:
- Adding in quinoa flour
- Swapping in coconut oil for the butter or oil
- Sweetening and keeping them moist with applesauce
And here’s how we’re making them extra delicious:
- Dark chocolate chunks
- Flaky sea salt to finish them off
Guaranteed these are going to become your new morning obsession!
I love the fact that you can make a big batch on the weekend and then enjoy them throughout the week. You can even stash them in the freezer for up to a month, or just bring a big batch in to work and sweeten up your coworkers. I brought in a bunch of these beauties to work a few weeks ago and I’ve already given out the recipe several times. Until I told them, no one had any idea that these were actually healthy cookies!
To me, these quinoa breakfast cookies taste like a combination between a cookie and muffin. I’d say they’re a bit like a muffin top, without all the crumbliness… and they bake up right on a cookie sheet. Meaning no need for one of those specialty muffin top pans.
Not only do these quinoa breakfast cookies give you an energy boost, but they’re packed with fiber and protein too. All those nutrients come from the healthy grains in these breakfast cookies – quinoa flour, steel cut oats and whole wheat flour. The majority of people don’t get enough fiber in their diets, but it’s vital for digestive and heart health. But by substituting traditional white flour with a bit of quinoa flour and whole wheat flour, it’s an easy way to sneak in nutrition when you bake. I’ve played around with proportions quite a bit and have found that it’s easy to make this swap in any recipe by simply substituting 1/4 to 1/3 of the total flour in a recipe with whole grain or quinoa flour. Most likely, you won’t even notice the difference.
So, have I convinced you to try these Quinoa Breakfast Cookies? If not, let me just let these photos speak for themselves…
More Quinoa Recipes
- Quinoa Taco Bowls
- Quinoa Soup
- Taco Lettuce Wraps with Turkey & Quinoa
- Southwest Beef & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
- How to Cook Perfect Quinoa in the Instant Pot
- Cauliflower Salad with Roasted Chickpeas & Quinoa
- More → 35+ BEST quinoa recipes
If you loved this recipe for Quinoa Cookies with Dark Chocolate, I would appreciate it so much if you would give it a star review! Also, be sure to snap a picture of your finished cookies and share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag #platingsandpairings.
For more great Platings and Pairings recipes, be sure to follow me on Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Be sure to try these Blueberry & White Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Cookies too.
Quinoa Cookies Recipe
Quinoa Breakfast Cookies with Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt
- 1 cup Hodgson Mills quinoa flour
- 1 cup Hodgson Mills white whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
- 1 cup Hodgson Mills steel cut oats
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Flaky sea salt (for topping)
- Preheat oven to 375°. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together coconut oil and brown sugar until smooth. Add in the eggs, vanilla extract and applesauce and mix until combined.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients into liquid ingredients and mix until combined. Add the oats and mix to combine. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
- Spoon dough in 1-tablespoon portions onto prepared sheets, spacing 1” apart.
- Bake cookies until golden, 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle with sea salt. Let cool for at least 15 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer carefully to a cooling rack.
21 thoughts on “Quinoa Cookies with Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt”
Yummm these sound delicious and right up my alley. Pinning to try later!
I hope you enjoy Kelsey.
I must try these out on my kids. They’d lose their mind if I served them cookies for breakfast!
Totally! Mom of the Year!
You had me with being able to justify this as a healthy breakfast ;D
Who doesn’t want cookies for breakfast, right Pech?
These sound awesome! My husband can’t stand it anytime I cook with quinoa, but I doubt he’d notice it in this recipe! I’m totally going to try them and see if I can fool him! Thanks
Let me know if you were able to sneak it in Mary!
Fun idea! I’ve done some paleo cookies that are more like breakfast cookies than dessert but still delicious!
These sound delicious. Somehow, I have managed to accumulate way too many steel cut oats, which gives me an excuse to make a batch or two asap!
What a fun idea! This looks incredibly simple to make. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Of course Julia – I hope you enjoy!
Brilliant idea using quinoa flour to make these cookies, plus there is nothing better than the combination of chocolate with a touch of sea salt, great recipe 🙂
What a treat to have these for breakfast or a mid-morning snack! They look great.
Thanks! I love eating cookies for breakfast!
What would you substitute the white whole grain flour with to make these GF? Dy to try them!
Hi Mindy – I would try out Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour.
These are super delicious. I turned them into Lactation cookies by adding a little Brewers Yeast and flaxseed. Thanks for a great recipe.
Thanks for that tip Vera!
Did you use a wire rack to cook these on. I see you have them on a rack but instructions say to place on parchment paper. Maybe you did that for the pictures only?
Hi Matt – I removed the cookies to that rack to cool after they finished baking. Hope that helps!