Quinoa is actually a seed not a grain but that doesn't matter - it is a highly nutritious food with double the protein of rice and barley, plus calcium, manganese, magnesium, B vitamins and fibre. I've never used quinoa in sweet recipes before so I tried quinoa cookies 2 ways.
It's no.17 of 26 alphabetical bakes!

Makes 24 small cookies
1 c flour (I used spelt)
1/2 c desiccated coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
4 egg whites at room temperature (make some custard or lemon curd with the yolks!)
1/3 c coconut or rapadura sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 c coconut oil, melted
1 cup cooked quinoa

50g dark chocolate, melted

Preheat oven to 180C. Line two baking sheets with baking paper.

Sift the flour, cinnamon and baking powder in a small bowl with the coconut.

In a large bowl whisk the egg whites, sugar and vanilla until thick and creamy. Slowly fold in the flour mixture, then add the coconut oil and quinoa.

Drop teaspoons of mixture onto the baking trays and shape into rounds.

Bake 10-12 min until browned around the edges.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.

When completely cool you can spread the bottoms of the cookies with melted chocolate, or drizzle chocolate on top, whatever you prefer. The cookies are very light and cake-like. I think small bite-size cookies work best with this texture.