Sunday, April 22, 2012

Quinoa-blueberry breakfast cookies

Misha turns one year old
It's hard to believe but Misha, our handsome husky-malamute, has been a part of our lives for one year now. Sometimes we call him "Psycho Boy" or the "Ritalin Dog" but we always call him our loveable fur pet.

Misha at two months old
Here he is at two months old. Can you believe how small and adorable he was? He's still adorable but more regal.

Gluten-free carrot dog treats
Of course, as a fur parent, I had to make him some gluten-free birthday treats.


Gluten-free Carrot Dog Treats
  • 1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/8 cup water (if needed)
  • 1 1/2 cup amaranth flour (keep some handy for rolling)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray a cookie sheet with pan spray
  • In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients until dough forms. Add water if needed. Or if too sticky, add more flour.
  • Dump the dough onto a floured surface and knead with your hands.
  • Once the dough is not sticky, roll it out until it's about half-inch thick.
  • Use cookie cutters or the rim of a small glass to cut into dog cookies.
  • Place the treats on a the cookie sheet and bake for 25+ minutes until they are crisp.
Got some more?

Sorry, Misha. How about a little something for the humans.
Quinoa-blueberry breakfast cookies

Quinoa-Blueberry Breakfast Cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa flakes (or substitute gluten-free rolled oats)
  • 1 T. chia seeds
  • 1 T. ground flax
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. gluten-free baking powder
  • stevia
  • 2 T. pumpkin seeds (or substitute seeds or nuts of your choice)
  • 2 T. dried blueberries (or substitute raisins or other dried fruit)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 T. tahini
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Put 1/2 cup quinoa flakes, chia and flax, cinnamon, salt, stevia and baking powder in a coffee grinder and grind until it resembles a coarse powder.
  • In a medium bowl, combine ground quinoa mixture with 1/2 cup unground quinoa flakes (or oats). Add seeds or nuts, blueberries or other dried fruit.
  • In a small bowl, mix tahini with almond milk.
  • Mix together the quinoa mixture with tahini-almond milk mixture.
  • Add more almond milk if necessary to bring the dough together.
  • Scoop batter onto a sprayed cookie sheet.
  • Bake 15 minutes.
  • Makes 3 (2-cookie) servings.

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