Friday, June 7, 2013

Gluten free, healthy cookie recipe.

I do not need to eat gluten free food, but I make different recipes up because a family member does need to follow that regime. I enjoy making up various recipes and since my bariatric surgery, my interest has not changed; I just eat a lot less of the product. Here's one that has good amounts of protein and is relatively OK, calorie wise.
The quantities don't seem to matter a hell of a lot.
What shall I call this?  OK, ginger quinoa cookies with added gogi berries or anything else your imagination allows.
Place in a bowl a couple of tablespoons of melted butter (bugger using damned crappy margarine!)
Chuck in some sugar (maybe about half as cup) then biff in some desiccated coconut (about a cup). Add about half a cup of quinoa flour (or cornflour), about a cup of Quinoa flakes  and heaps of dried ginger (I used  about one large tablespoon of ginger) If you love ginger add more! Then add cinnamon. It just doesn't seem to matter what you use in the way of spices.
Now the fun part. Get your hands into the mixture and scrunch it up and add a little mils if you want. Water is fine too, but the main thing is to have a nice stiff mixture that you can roll out into small balls on a tray lined with baking paper. Press them flat and shove into an oven heated to about 160C and bake for about 10 minutes. Then, turn the oven off and after ten more minutes open the oven to let them cool. They go nice and hard which makes them a yummy dunking companion with your favourite hot drink. Great in the kids lunches too.
If you manage to stuff up this recipe, go and buy your cookies from the shops!

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