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Quinoa Dark Cacao Mocha Puffs

Start Your Morning With A Bowl Of Quinoa Dark Cacao Mocha Puffs!

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Today, I'm sharing a delicious and nutrient-packed recipe for Quinoa Dark Cacao Mocha Puffs. These little bites are not only a delightful morning cereal or snack but also make a fantastic topping for your favorite raw vegan desserts. So, let's dive into the goodness!


Quinoa Dark Cacao Mocha Puffs Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa flakes, ground to a powder

  • 3 tablespoons cacao nibs, ground to a powder

  • 1 tablespoon raw vegan mocha coffee alternative powder (with adaptogen mushrooms and cacao)

  • 3 tablespoons sunflower seed butter

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate tahini butter

  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil (divided)

  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips, melted

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup


Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Prepare Dry Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the ground quinoa flakes, ground cacao nibs, and raw vegan mocha coffee alternative powder.

  3. Prepare Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, mix together sunflower seed butter, chocolate tahini butter, 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted vegan chocolate chips, and maple syrup.

  4. Combine and Mix: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well until a dough-like consistency is achieved.

  5. Form Dough Log: Knead the mixture into a log shape. Cut into small pieces (about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter).

  6. Bake: Place the pieces on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.

  7. Cool: Remove from the oven and allow the puffs to cool on the baking sheet. Once cooled, transfer them to a rack to cool completely.

  8. Serve or Store: Enjoy the quinoa dark cacao mocha puffs with your favorite nut milk. Store in an airtight container once completely cooled.


Estimated Nutrition Facts (per 1/4 cup serving):

Makes 16 Servings


  • Calories: Approximately 75-90 kcal

  • Protein: Approximately 1.25-1.5g

  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 8-9g

  • Dietary Fiber: Approximately 1-1.25g

  • Total Fat: Approximately 4-5g

    • Saturated Fat: Approximately 1-1.25g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

    • Sodium: 6-9mg

    • Sugar: Approximately 2.5-3g



Healthy Benefits Of The Ingredients:

  1. Quinoa Flakes:

  • Rich in Protein: Quinoa is a complete protein source, containing all essential amino acids.

  • High in Fiber: Supports digestive health and helps maintain a feeling of fullness.

  1. Cacao Nibs:

  • Abundant in Antioxidants: Cacao is rich in flavonoids, which have antioxidant properties.

  • Mood Boosting: Contains compounds that may contribute to a natural mood lift.

  1. Raw Vegan Mocha Coffee Alternative Powder:

  • Natural Energy Boost: The mocha powder may provide a gentle energy boost without the jitters.

  • Adaptogens: Adaptogenic mushrooms can help the body adapt to stress.

  1. Sunflower Seed Butter:

  • Healthy Fats: Provides monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats beneficial for heart health.

  • Protein Source: Contains plant-based protein.

  1. Chocolate Tahini Butter:

  • Good Fats: Tahini is rich in healthy fats, particularly monounsaturated fats.

  • Mineral Boost: Contains essential minerals like calcium and iron.

  1. Coconut Oil:

  • Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs): Supports energy and may have various health benefits.

  • Anti-Inflammatory: Contains compounds with potential anti-inflammatory properties.

  1. Vegan Chocolate Chips:

  • Dark Chocolate Antioxidants: Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids with potential heart health benefits.

  • Mood Enhancement: Chocolate may trigger the release of endorphins.

  1. Maple Syrup:

  • Natural Sweetener: A more unprocessed alternative to refined sugar.

  • Antioxidant Properties: Contains polyphenols with potential antioxidant benefits.


Storage Recommendations:

  • Dry Mix (before baking): Keep in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

  • Baked Puffs: Store in an airtight container once completely cooled.

  • Nut Butters: Refrigerate after opening to prevent spoilage.

  • Coconut Oil: Store in a cool place; it solidifies at cooler temperatures.

  • Vegan Chocolate Chips: Keep in a cool, dry place.


Always check for signs of spoilage, and if any ingredients are perishable, follow recommended storage guidelines to ensure the freshness and quality of your quinoa dark cacao mocha puffs.


Feel free to customize and experiment with these ingredients. After all, cooking is an art, and your kitchen is your canvas. Enjoy these quinoa dark cacao mocha puffs and share the love – both for your taste buds and your well-being!

Happy munching!


Disclaimer: Always consult with a healthcare professional or a nutritionist before making significant changes to your diet. The nutritional information provided is an estimate and may vary based on specific ingredients and serving.



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