A Guide to Feeding our Future

Quinoa Cookies

By: Kathy Maraz, RHN – Grimsby, ON

“Being gluten-free can sometimes be challenging, especially in the dessert department.  Finding recipes that are wheat-free, easy to make and taste good is a real treat.  I started trying different flours to make a cookie when I realized how expensive gluten-free cookies were to buy in the store.  I find that rice flour works well, and that quinoa is a great replacement for oats, since many celiacs cannot eat oats.  My niece who is 4 years old and not gluten-free can’t stop eating these cookies. Family and friends enjoy them as well.”


  • 1/2 cup organic honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1/3 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 3/4 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp organic cocoa powder
  • Optional: ¼ cup organic chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Beat honey, sugar, butter, peanut butter and vanilla until creamy.
  3. Combine flour, quinoa, baking soda, salt and cocoa in a small bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture and beat until well blended.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet, bake for 15 min.

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