Superfood cookies, with quinoa and moringa powder

Photo and recipe from MinAi Tan-Acquah (adapted from Dessert for Two).


  • 1 stick (4 oz.) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (cooled)
  • 1 tablespoon Minga moringa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter and sugars. Whisk until the butter is fully incorporated-no pools of oil on the outside. It may take some vigorous whisking.
  2. Next, whisk in the egg and vanilla.
  3. Finally, add the flour, quinoa, moringa powder, baking soda and powder, and salt and stir until well blended.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Place the batter in the fridge for 30 minutes to set up a bit.
  6. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375, and line a baking sheet pan with silicone or parchment paper (silicone is preferred for even heat distribution).
  7. Scoop 10-12 cookies out onto the baking sheet, and bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes, until deeply golden brown around the edges.
  8. Let the cookies cool on the pan, and then transfer to a plate for serving.