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Quinoa flake and fruit square, gluten free and vegan.

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JerryAdministrator

Hi everyone,

I've been making vegan flap jacks with buckwheat flakes successfully but am waiting for my whole food shop to get new stock next week, so when my vegan friend and neighbour sent me a text inviting herself around for tea this afternoon I made some cookies using quinoa flakes.

If you make cookies or cakes with quinoa flakes they can be very scrunchy so I soaked them in boiling water first to make them softer and you can see this in their texture.

Here's the recipe 200g quinoa flakes 100g Pure plant based butter 75g dried fruit 50g Demerara sugar 2 table spoons of golden syrup or maple syrup 50ml plant based single milk.

Melt the pure first then add the sugar and syrup and dissolve then add the quinoa flakes and 75g mixed dried fruit and mix thoroughly.

Spread in a baking g tray and I put a few buckwheat flakes on top before baking for around 30mins @175 depending on their thickness until cooked through. Allow to cool thoroughly then cut into squares and they go extremely well with a nice cuppa.

I think this shows what we can do with alternative grains and still use wholesome ingredients as quinoa flakes pack a big nutritional punch being a complete food and a pseudo grain as its a seed.

Enjoy your weekend now folks.

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Kitten-whiskersVegan star

I have to say Jerry - that looks wonderful 😁

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Kitten-whiskers

Hey thanks Debs they came out nicer than I expected. 😁

You convinced me to open the packet of quinoa that been in the kitchen cabinet for months tomorrow and give this a try.

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Happyman4

Hey thanks Happyman4 and these are quinoa flakes not the seeds that you probably have. But I'm sure that whatever you make will be good going on your past reputation. 👍😊

That definitely looks soft and delicious. 👍

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JerryAdministrator in reply to HungryHufflepuff

Thank you for that. 😊

Oh thanks for the recipe Jerry because these look absolutely divine! So moist and begging to be bitten! I bet your neighbour was mightily impressed. She'll be inviting herself around a lot more if you keep on spoiling her this way!

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Callendersgal

Hey thanks Sue and it's this afternoon my friend is popping around so I will soon know and better get the kettle on I'm looking forward to having another one...😁

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CallendersgalGuest in reply to Jerry

Save one for me..... I'm on my way! 😆👍

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Callendersgal

Hey I will do...😁

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ZestStar

Hi Jerry

Looks really nice. I am sure you enjoyed it.

Zest :-)

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Zest

Thank you Zest we did 😊

That looks lovely Jerry! I would never have thought of using quinoa but will give it a try - full of protein!

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MadBunny in reply to Alb2

I didn't know that. I've always used oats . I think I need to start experimenting with others and broaden my horizons, so to speak .

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JerryAdministrator in reply to Alb2

Hey thanks Alb2 being a coeliac I have to look for alternatives and buckwheat flakes make the best flapjacks and you're right these are more like an oat cake. 😊

Looks amazing

Hi Jerry,

Your square's look lovely.

Glad that you enjoyed them! xx

😊

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