Crunchy Quinoa Cookies Infused with Hemp

To add a boost of our new British hemp protein powder to baked goods, start with a simple recipe that you are familiar with and try substituting up to 25% of the flour in the recipe with hemp powder instead.  Here's a cookie recipe from Jo that infuses the quinoa cookie with hemp.  Give them a go.

Makes approx 10 cookies


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup date syrup (or 3 tabs alternative syrup)
  • Few drops stevia to taste
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup hemp protein*
  • ¼ cup brown rice protein*
  • ¼ hemp seeds (I use unshelled for extra crunch factor)
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder

*I used hemp protein and brown rice protein as my preferred protein options as they complement each other in texture and I typically like to use hemp wherever possible. Feel free to use your own preferred options.


  1. Mix all the peanut butter, date syrup, banana and stevia together until smooth.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and then add to the wet ingredients until well mixed and a thick paste is formed.
  3. Mix in the quinoa until well coated.
  4. Form small balls with your hands and press down onto a lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 180C for approximately 15 mins. Allow to cool fully.