Gluten Free Quinoa Coconut Cookies


Baking is like… a series of chemical reactions, which is science, which would make me… A scientist.

I made these gluten free, pretty damn healthy cookies with no recipe. Ok not quite. I did use a standard cookie recipe as a “guide” – just a guide. Then I replaced almost all the ingredients to make the cookies better healthier. They’re pretty good! I was mega impressed when I tried one.

So this means I made up my own cookie recipe right? You guys are going to print or write it out on a recipe card, it’ll get all transparent and gross from ingredients over the years & then it’ll be passed down for generations to come right? No. Ok, iPad to iPad then?


1.5 cups of oat flour (put 1.5 cups of oats into a blender/magic bullet & it becomes flour!)

1 tsp of salt

1/2 tsp of baking powder

1/2 tsp of baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup of coconut oil at room temp.

1/4 cup of honey

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup of cooked quinoa, cooled (click here for quinoa cooking instructions)

1/2 cup of sweetened coconut

4 cubes of dark, semi-sweet chocolate, shaved or chopped. (or chocolate chips)




1. In a bowl, mix oat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda & cinnamon. Set aside.

2. Beat coconut oil & honey. It’ll look lumpy even after a few minutes. Don’t sweat it!

3. Beat in dry mixture a little at a time.

4. Fold in cooled quinoa, coconut & chocolate.

5. Spoon mixture onto parchment lined pans.

6. Cook for 30 minutes at 375 F.



This batch made 14 big ones. So I guess you could do 12 bigger, or 20 smaller – whatever! Make however many you want, but remember to adjust the time accordingly. I left some out & put the rest in the freezer.


I’m a pretty proud scientist baker right now.

I hope you try them! Let me know what you think!

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  1. Judith says:

    are this chewy or crunchy? I’m looking for a crunchy cookie, most of the healthy versions has more of cake-like texture, but I like my cookies crunchy.Great idea though! :)

    • Hilary says:

      They are chewy actually. Maybe if you made smaller cookies and kept them in the oven for longer they’d go crispy!

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