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Quinoa Flour Cookies

These healthy Quinoa Flour Cookies are delicious. Crispy outside and soft in the middle. A gluten free and dairy free treat! These are my favourite peanut butter and chocolate chip. Quinoa flour recipes make great cookie dough!

a plate of quinoa flour cookies


Look no further for one of my favourite quinoa flour recipes! These cookies were tested and retested and tested again even though the first trial was the winner. We devoured these yummy cookies and you will too. I love that quinoa flour is gluten free and this recipe uses coconut oil over butter making these beauties dairy free also.

a plate of quinoa flour cookies

Win-win for those who have allergies. 


Quinoa flour is great for baking! These quinoa flour peanut butter cookies of course, but I have enjoyed quinoa flour brownies and cake.

a package of quinoa flour

Can quinoa flour be substituted for all-purpose flour? Pretty much! For baking that is. It gets more complicated with other cooking but for cakes and cookies, quinoa flour is an awesome gluten free flour substitution.


Quinoa flour has a distinct earthy taste. It definitely is best when sweetened up to tone down any bitterness that may punch through. You can use less sweetener but expect the end result to taste super healthy if you know what I mean. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

quinoa flour in a bag



When scooping out the cookie dough you will need to shape the cookies as they won’t expand or spread out while cooking.

quinoa flour cookie dough ready for the oven


quinoa flour cookie dough ready for the oven



They won’t turn super brown while baking with so be careful not to overbake them. Here they are post bake. Yum!!

freshly baked quinoa flour cookies on a baking sheet


freshly baked quinoa flour cookies on a baking sheet



I know a lot of readers come to blogs simply for the recipes but back in the day, we used to write stories. Tell a little about how the recipe came about or our inspiration to create or re-create it.

a plate of quinoa flour cookies

Blogging has morphed into SEO and lengthy instructions which is cool and all and I understand if people just want to read about the ingredients and method but I liked the stories. I enjoyed learning about the person behind the blog and eagerly anticipated blogs about anything, even mundane details about their grocery shopping trip or a laugh they shared with a family member.

People fascinate me.

So, in honour of the old days I wanted to share how I happened upon the quinoa flour I used in testing this recipe (and many more) because it’s a small, but encouraging sign that our society at its core is kind and helpful and generous. Community means something and your connection with your neighbours is very valuable. 

Enter the Buy Nothing Project – Its purpose, in a nutshell, is if you need something or have something to give you post it in this Facebook group that is hyper-local – your direct neighbours in your community. You can walk to everyone. We do contactless pickup, leaving items on porches or at front doors.

I’ve gifted a few small plates that I bought for food photography that didn’t work out on camera, some ginger tea bags that I’ll never drink, and some stinky, smoked provolone cheese that I purchased for a new recipe and realized it tastes like feet and I hate it! lol

Last week, to my great luck, someone was gifting two bags of quinoa flour. A food blogger’s dream! A bounty of a fun, unique product to experiment with. So many quinoa flour recipes will come from this benefit. The fact it was from one of my neighbours gives me the warm and fuzzies. 

And that’s my story of the quinoa flour. Thanks for indulging me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Now indulge yourself with these yummy cookies. 

a plate of quinoa flour cookies


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a plate of quinoa flour cookies

Quinoa Flour Cookies

Sharon Rhodes
These healthy Quinoa Flour Cookies are delicious. Crispy outside and soft in the middle. A gluten free and dairy free treat! These are my favourite peanut butter and chocolate chip. Quinoa flour recipes make great cookie dough!
4.54 from 13 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 105 kcal



  • Heat the oven to 350, line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper, and set it aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl stir together the peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut sugar, coconut oil, egg, and vanilla until well combined and the sugar has dissolved. Set aside.
  • In another medium mixing bowl whisk together the baking soda, baking powder, sea salt, and quinoa flour.
  • Bit by bit, tip the flour mixture into the peanut butter mixture, stirring to combine. Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough onto the parchment-lined sheet and flatten them into cookie shape – they won't spread out much while baking. You should have five rows of three across – fifteen cookies.
  • Pop into the heated oven and bake for 10 minutes, rotating the cookie sheet halfway through.
  • Remove the sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool on the pan for 5-10 minutes.
  • Store in a sealed bag or covered container at room temperature for 3-5 days.


Calories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 56mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 16IUCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free cookies, quinoa flour cookies, quinoa flour peanut butter cookies
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  1. 5 stars
    I need to get some quinoa flour, I haven’t worked with it in forever. I hear you on the blogs…..I suck at SEO to begin with, but i do feel like there are so many that are just a list of ingredients and instructions. I personally like to see a little personality in a food blog as often times that’s what sets them apart from the rest.

    1. I don’t know about your SEO but your blog sure doesn’t suck. ๐Ÿ™‚ You have some of the BEST photography out there!

  2. 5 stars
    Fantastic! These are simple to make with a great texture ๐Ÿ™‚ and I really love the idea of trading with neighbours. Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    I hear you about blogs that have become just a mere list of ingredients and instructions! We still like to write about the inspiration that led to our recipe, even though we end up with an orange, if not red, SEO light ๐Ÿ˜‰ . This is a wonderful story you have shared, and thanks to your neighbor and your cookies, now I know a little bit more about quinoa flour, that always intrigued me. It made great cookies! I am definitely going to buy some to try it!

    1. I appreciate that Nicoletta! I remember the first blogs I read would post multiple times daily with fun little updates. I’m glad you two continue to be yourselves – I think it is important to stay connected with each other. And I hope you enjoy your quinoa flour! Stay tuned for pancakes next week. ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. 5 stars
      I dont like quinoa at all but always wanted to add it to my and my toddlers’ diet. These cookies are really tasty. Approved by toddlers.

      1. Sounds and looks tasty. I have all the ingredients except of coconut sugar. Can I use regular sugar instead?

  4. 5 stars
    Great story! I miss the old days too. I try to keep a bit of personality in the story as It relates to the recipe but I get that not everyone wants to read them and we must appease Google

    1. Thanks Bernice!! It makes me sad to read the sarcastic comments on some blogs like “just shut up and tell me the ingredients already”. You do a great job of keeping personality in there. ๐Ÿ™‚

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