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Servings: 24

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 4

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

Ready In: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup almond butter (peanut or sunflower seed butter would work too) SEE NOTE BELOW
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup blanched almonds
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons flax seed meal combined with 6 tablespoons warm water)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
  • 1 cup quinoa flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Make flax eggs by combining two tablespoons organic flax seed meal (or ground flax seeds) with 6 tablespoons warm water
  3. Set aside to thicken.In a food processor combine almonds and quinoa flakes and process until ground
  4. Place in a large bowl and add baking soda and salt and stir until well combined
  5. In a separate bowl, combine flax egg, almond butter, apple sauce, maple syrup and vanilla
  6. Mix well and add to the quinoa and almond mixture slowly
  7. Add in chocolate chips.Using a tablespoon measure, drop cookies onto prepared parchment paper
  8. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly golden brown
  9. Remove from oven and allow to sit in the pan for 5 minutes
  10. Move to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

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