Quinoa Pine Nut and Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love quinoa.  Up until now, I have always used it in savory recipes.  I had heard of people making cookies with it, so I wanted to try.  This is my first attempt and I think these quinoa pine nut and chocolate chip cookies came out pretty good. The earthiness of the pine nuts and the sweet bitterness of the chocolate combine really well with the sweetness of the dough. This chocolate chip cookie recipe is a must-try.

These cookies are hearty and high protein.  Quinoa is a great food for vegans because it is a complete protein..  One cup packs 8 grams of protein.  Also, when you add in the oats and pine nuts that is a heck of a lot of protein in these little cookies.  If you subbed the chocolate chips for dried fruits, you could probably make these a decent little breakfast cookie as well.  🙂  They are kid approved too.  Meadow has been sick the last few days, but she still taste tested them and gave her approval.  I swear that kid will eat anything in cookie or donut form.  For another cookie recipe, click here.

Quinoa Pine Nut and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Quinoa Pine Nut and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 15 min Serves 18 cookies     adjust servings



  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl .
  3. Mix the wet in a smaller bowl .
  4. Add the wet to the dry.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips and the toasted pine nuts.
  6. Drop cookies onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes. Enjoy!