Are you are a dunker, or not?

On a cold afternoon sitting at home drinking a warm cup of tea is almost perfect. Almost.

Whether you are a dunker or not a cup of tea and a bikkie  go together like a match made in heaven.

Although packet biscuits are full of processed sugars and cannot compare to home baking.

What is better than home baking, that uses up leftovers from dinner the night before?! NOTHING!

As a twist on the classic ANZAC biscuit using a mixture of cooked Quinoa, Coconut oil and Almond meal make these biscuits chewy, nutty and almost good for you.

Quinoa & Almond cookies

100g Cooked Quinoa- cooled

70g Flour

70g Almond meal

100g Brown Sugar

30g Golden syrup

60g Coconut oil

1/2tsp Baking Soda

Mix all dry ingredients together. Heat Coconut oil and golden syrup till melted. Mix golden syrup mix with dry ingredients till combined.

Drop spoonfuls on a lined baking tray spaced far apart- as these spread- alot.

Bake in a preheated oven 140c for 40min till golden. Carefully transfer to a cooling rack.

I had none at home but if you substituted a gluten free flour blend for the flour these would be gluten free.

Eat wrapped in a blanket on the couch with a hot cup of tea.


I am entering this in Sweet New Zealand which is just something I stumbled across and think is a great idea!

This month it is hosted by Sweet and Brains a lovely blog which can be found here-

Wish me luck!!


6 thoughts on “Are you are a dunker, or not?

  1. What a good idea to use quinoa, they look delicious, perfect for Sweet New Zealand!

    I am a dunker, but never gingernut biscuits…they bring back bad memories of horrible weather and student days in London!!

  2. Pingback: Sweet New Zealand #25 The Roundup | sweets and brains

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