A week ago, I came across an interesting recipe for chocolate chip oatmeal cookies made with quinoa, hemp seeds and bananas. The healthy ingredients -- and the fact that I had all of them in my pantry -- made the recipe appealing to me. I even made a double batch thinking they'd be a big hit with my gang.
|Quinoa cookie experiment, a.k.a. the Paper Weights|
It was back to the drawing board with my mixing bowls. I tried a few variations and finally came up with this version. The taste reminds me of a banana split; the banana flavour is unmistakable. The extra ripe bananas act as the glue that holds together all the ingredients.
I often stock up on $1 bags of over-ripe bananas from my local grocer. The fruit freezes really well, but make sure you peel the bananas first.
After the first batch of paper weights, I had to give the successful batch a good name. Hope you enjoy my Crazy Monkey Droppings.
|Quinoa Cookie Experiment #2: Crazy Monkey Droppings|
I throw in some chia seeds and ground flax seeds. These optional ingredients boost the nutritional value.
Crazy Monkey Droppings
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
3 overripe bananas
1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds
1 Tablespoon chia seeds