Gluten-Free Gingerbread Quinoa Cookies

It wouldn’t be the holidays without a SIMPLi-themed treat! And if you ask us, this recipe is so good it should be on the NYT Holiday Cookie List.

Cook Time: 15 min
Prep Time: 15 min

Get ready for our wholesome and nutritious twist on a classic gingerbread cookie – SIMPLi Gingerbread Quinoa Cookies with Vanilla Frosting! Naturally gluten-free and packed with wholesome ingredients like almond butter, rolled oats, and SIMPLi Regenerative Organic Certified® White Quinoa, these cookies are a great treat to satisfy your sweet tooth while also packing in fiber, protein, and healthy fats needed to sustain you through all those holiday parties. The combination of warm spices and a sweet, vanilla frosting makes them perfect for either a small breakfast indulgence or a festive dessert. We loved topping the rich frosting with a sprinkle of our SIMPLi Pink Salt—the hint of saltiness helps to balance out the richness of the sugary frosting, creating the perfect treat for any occasion this holiday season!








  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, almond butter, maple syrup, and molasses, beating until creamy.

  3. Add in oats, SIMPLi White Quinoa, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and SIMPLi Pink Salt and stir together until well combined.

  4. Drop about 2 tablespoons of dough onto the baking sheets until the dough is gone from the mixing bowl.

  5. Bake cookies on center rack for about 15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer the cookies to a wire rack. Let cool completely.

  6. Prep the frosting: combine the powdered sugar with water & vanilla extract and mix thoroughly. The frosting should be relatively thick and creamy. If needed, add a bit more water to reach your desired consistency.

  7. Once the cookies are completely cool, spread the powdered sugar frosting on top of each cookie. Sprinkle with SIMPLi Pink Salt for an added hint of saltiness.

  8. Enjoy or store in the fridge and remove 5-10 minutes before serving.

With the goodness of almond butter and quinoa, you can indulge in the festive spirit guilt-free (and gluten-free) without sacrificing the flavors you love most. Bake a batch, share the joy, and savor the SIMPLi delightful combination of this salty + savory + sweet holiday treat!

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