Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Bites

Serves: 2 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup uncooked Tiny Hero® Golden Quinoa
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 whole eggs, whisked
  • ½ cup maple syrup or honey
  • ⅓ cup nut butter (Ex: Peanut or Almond butter)
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • ½ cup shelled pumpkin seeds (may substitute chopped pecans)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the flour, quinoa, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon and mix.
  3. Next add the eggs, maple syrup (or honey), nut butter, pumpkin puree, coconut oil and vanilla. Stir until well combined. Batter will be thick.
  4. Fold in raisins (or cranberries) and pumpkin seeds.
  5. With a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop the batter onto the baking sheet
  6. With hands, gently press dough down to form round cookie. May need to grease hands if dough is sticky.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.
  8. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.