Recipe: Banana Choc-Chip Quinoa Flake Biscuits

Woah, what a mouthful of a name for a biscuit! If you like I Spy Plum Pie on facebook (and if you don’t, maybe now is a good time to start?!) you might have seen these biscuits pop up last week, so I thought I should share the recipe! I bought some quinoa flakes for the first time a few weeks back and have been using them to make porridge in the morning as it’s just gotten too cold for my normal smoothies. I decided to try something different with the flakes and I had heard they make a good substitute for flour in biscuits and cakes, so took some inspiration from a bunch of recipes I came across and came up with these! They turned out pretty delicious too!

I used dark chocolate melts that I roughly chopped, but you could easily use choc-chips instead. Next time I might throw in some other bits and pieces like goji berries or some chopped almonds, although they were pretty scrumptious as is! If you use dark chocolate then these are vegan, and they can easily be made gluten free by using gluten free wholemeal flour.

Ingredients List

  • 1 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1/2 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 ripe banana (I used 2 small ones)
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup (honey would work as well)
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 2/3 cup choc-chips



  1. Preheat oven to 180 C
  2. Mash the banana in a medium-large bowl with a fork
  3. Add all the dry ingredients (except the chocolate)
  4. Add the wet ingredients and fold together
  5. Add the chocolate (and any other additions you are making) and fold through
  6. Spoon onto a baking paper covered tray and bake for 15 minutes
  7. Remove from oven and enjoy warm or cold!


Have you cooked with quinoa flakes before? What’s your favourite biscuit combination? I’d love to hear it in the comments!

3 Comments on Recipe: Banana Choc-Chip Quinoa Flake Biscuits

  1. Ingrid
    July 8, 2013 at 12:27 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh they look absolutely delicious! xx

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      July 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm (10 years ago)

      Thanks Ingrid! They were pretty tasty – and a nice mix of healthy with a little bite of decadence. Perfect! xx


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