January 20, 2009

quinoa raisin cookies

As I mentioned before, my parents were here over the Christmas holiday. And, if I haven't mentioned, I am a daddy's girl. My father's daughter through and through. His favorite cookies are oatmeal raisin and his favorite pie is apple. I got VERY good at making apple crisps and oatmeal rainsin cookies.

Dad is one of those guys who already has everything, the ones that are impossible to shop for. Whenever he wants something he gets it for himself before anyone can get it for him. So, whenever I'm with Dad I try to make something special for him.

I put these cookies together with what I had in the apartment, quinoa that I can no longer eat, teff that I keep for the Trainer's pancakes and honey, the only sweetener I use. Of course I wasn't able to sample these but I am assured from the cookie connousour himself that they hit the spot. Mom agrees, and the Trainer wouldn't share the ones I saved for him with any one.

Quinoa Raisin Cookies
1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. honey
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. Teff flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 c. quinoa flakes
2 c. mixed black and golden raisins

Preheat oven to 325°F. In one bowl cream the butter, honey and eggs. Mix in the teff flour and baking soda. Slowly add the quinoa until it is all mixed in. Stir in raisins. Form into 2 tbsp size balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove and cool on a rack.


glutenfreeforgood said...

Oooh, these look like awesome little power cookies. Teff is over-the-top healthy and so is quinoa. This combo looks awesome. Healthy and tasty -- the best kind!

Dad's are pretty special, I'm a lucky girl too!


Jackie said...

hi vittoria,

i recently discovered your blog--very nice. i just started blogging a couple of months ago and usually have a weekly round-up (fridays) where i'll include a link to a gluten free recipe. i'd like to link back to your recipes on occasion if that's ok with you. and, of course, i'd love you to add Absolutely Not Martha to your blog list.


The Chatty Housewife said...

Why can't you eat quinoa?

Vittoria said...

Melissa- I designed the teff/quinoa flour combo for a higher protein pancake for myself and the Trainer.

Jackie- I'd be honored to be a part of your recipe round-ups. I'l check out your blog and add you to my list.

Chatty- I'm currently following the specific carbohydrate diet to help heal my insides and deal dome of my recurring symptoms, and it does allow any grains or starches.