Dr. Nandi’s Pumpkin Cookies

Dr. Nandi's Pumpkin Cookies



  • 1 1/2 cup of water
  • 3/4 cup of raw quinoa
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup of ground flax seed
  • 1 Tbsp of pumpkin spice mix
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of pureed pumpkin
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup


  • Add quinoa to a fine mesh stainer and rinse well .
  • Add water and quinoa to a saucepan.
  • Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the stove, remove lid and allow to cool for a couple of minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper .
  • Set aside
  • Add flour, sugar, ground flax, pumpkin spice mix and salt to a large bowl.
  • Measure 11/2cups of the cooked quinoa and add to the dry ingredients.
  • Stir to coat, until all quinoa granules are covered in the mixture. Set aside.
  • Add pumpkin, oil, vanilla, egg white and maple syrup to a small bowl and stir well.
  • Pour the wet mixture in with the dry mixture and stir to combine.
  • One tablespoon at a time, scoop mixture onto prepared baking sheet, leaving a small space between each cookie.
  • Lightly form each cookie, as you’d like them to come out.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until cooked through and golden.
  • Remove from the oven, let cool on the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack and allowing them to cool for a couple of hours.
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