Snickerdoodle Quinoa Flake Bake

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on July 26, 2011

I asked my followers on Facebook a couple of weeks ago what quinoa flake bake flavor I should come up with next.

Although there was a strong following for carrot cake at first, snickerdoodle ended up sliding into first base.

A couple of tries later and I successfully landed on a cake that was perfectly sweet, dense, but not too hard, and resembled a cookie. Booya!

Then I made it for myself 6 additional times just to be sure.

It’s all about quality control, folks.



Snickerdoodle Quinoa Flake Bake

Gluten free, Dairy free, Refined sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free

A snickerdoodle inspired breakfast cake that’s high in protein and fiber. Best enjoyed with a hot cup of tea and topped with crushed flax and blueberries.

Inspired by my Quinoa Flake Bakes

Yield: 1 serving


  • 1/4 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut/palm sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan rock salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Topping: 1 tsp coconut/palm sugar + 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


Prepare a 16oz. microwave/oven safe dish by oiling with a dab of coconut oil. Set aside. Drop all ingredients except cinnamon sugar topping in a small bowl and mix until fully incorporated. Press mixture into prepare dish and even out with fork. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over top.

Microwave option: Place in the microwave and cook on level 6 power for 3-4 minutes. You’ll know when it’s done when it rises slightly, is harder to the touch, and pulls away from the sides of the dish. Don’t bake it too long, or you’ll have a Frisbee!

Oven option: Place in a preheated oven at 350F and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Allow to rest for 1 minute before tipping over onto a plate and smothering with your favorite toppings.


The sprinkled flax you’re seeing is crushed flax from Omega Crunch. They naturally separate the shell from the germ of the flax seed making the omega-3 oils readily available. Whereas when you eat whole flax seed, there’s not much omega-3 absorption going on. This is unless the flax seed is ground, but who can snack on a bowl of ground flax seed? blah

Their product is so good you can eat it straight out of the container, something I do every night before bed.

I just ordered a 2kg tub of their maple flax last week and can’t wait for it to arrive. $10 says it’ll be gone in less than a month.

Another product I have to chat about are Goody’s new(ish) spin pins. Have you tried them?

I have really layered hair so there are a couple of pieces that just don’t fit into a bun naturally, but holy moly does this product work! I managed to keep this bun in my hair all day long and it didn’t budge.

Spin pins and my bumpit – you may laugh, but I love that darn thing – make my morning hair routine a 2 minute event.

Ta-ta from the girl with an awesome updo… on a Tuesday!

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Oh yum- the texture of this bake looks so good and chewey! I love all of your bake-ideas, they just keeps getting better and better :D


Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free

YUM! Snickerdoodles :D :D :D (and why is it saying that I spelled snickerdoodle wrong? It is a famous cookie!) anyway….cute hairdo! Have fun today!


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

Love your hair! And thanks for the tip on the goody pins. I need those for skylar’s hair. It’s always…everywhere!

Snickerdoodle anything….swoon,

And I just noticed your social media icon pack. I love the subdued gray shades and that you (made Im sure) a Foodgawker icon. You rock!!!



Lookin good on a Tuesday, always a good feeling. I’m glad I’m not the only one who puts several attempts into recipes!


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

Snickerdoodle is an awesome idea! I’d love to see a carrot cake too. :)

If I had more hair, I’d totally rock a bump it!



The spin pin looks like something pretty useful, but I just cut my hair :)
The quinoa flake bake looks incredible though… yum!


Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

Well, snickerdoodle is the best flavor ever! This has to be good!

Love your hair. I’ve gone so hippie with my style…I’m chopping it off in the fall, but this summer has been all about the up do!


Holly @ The Runny Egg

OK a spin pin would be perfect for me — I have layers too and my hair doesn’t cooperate much. I need to check them out!

I love the looks of this cake — how cute!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey

I LOOOOOVE snickerdoodles! I used to eat the frozen cookie dough straight from the container. TMI? Probably.


Aine @ Something to Chew Over

Love the hair :)

These look yum! I haven’t been able to get any quinoa flakes here in Ireland – any suggestions for an alternative? Oats maybe?


Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Oats should work. I would add a bit more liquid though, maybe a couple of tbsp of milk. Good luck!


Lisa @ Healthful Sense

I need to try that spin pin. I put my hair up in a bun every day with a rubber band AND would LOVE a change!!
Love this recipe but I need to get me some quinoa flakes first :)



Divine breakfast!


EA-The Spicy RD

Love this snickeedoodle recipe. I’ve had some quinoa flakes in the pantry for awoke now, untouched :-(. Will have to give them a try in this recipe :-)


Kristina @ spabettie

hmmm – spin pins! I am intrigued! your hair looks great, and AWESOME glasses! I love those! :D

I keep telling myself I need to try one of these bakes, and now that snickerdoodle is here, I think it is my time!!


Callie {Rawxy}

Shut up!? I just saw this on my foodBuzz page and was like ‘get out of town – That looks incredible!’ Completely flashing back to my grandma’s snicker doodles right now – and, craving them intensely! Love this.


Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Haha thanks, Callie. It’s as close to snickerdoodles as I could get them! Hope you enjoy :)


jess☆ @ Multicultural Melbourne

So, I read this a little earlier this morning while eating my strawberry quinoa flake bake… thanks for giving me yet more variety in this delicious, favourite breakfast!!!



This looks amazingly healthy, some of the ingredients are hard to find for me, I think it’s high time supermarkets expand to a “healthy” isle.


Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well.

Where do you find the quinoa flakes? I’ve never looked for them, but might have to with all of these awesome recipes you post!!!


Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

You can order them online on amazon, they’re in the bulk bins of whole foods and some TJ’s locations, or in the isle with the oats and other hot cereals at health food stores. Good luck!!


Baking Serendipity

Cute updo! And awesome flake bake :) I love snickerdoodle flavor!



Looks Healthy & Tasty! ;)



Looks fantastic dear! Now, correct me if I’m wrong (as I haven’t looked at the product in at least a year) but is omega crunch not a toasted flax seed product? Therefore not a terribly wonderful product…? I’ve seen it refrigerated at Planet Organic (Edmonton) in past, but the company does claim (I believe) that it is shelf stable & I’ve seen it sold at room temp. Any thoughts?

P.S. I’ve only heard great things about the spinpins, I really should go out & get some!


Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Kristin! I contacted the company for you this morning and here was their response: “We cannot tell you the exact temperature, but it is roasted at a low temperature. The oils are not compromised at our temperature. Here is a good report on flax and heat too:
I feel that it’s a safer than many other flax products and for me personally, the good outweighs the bad.


Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family

Leanne–That looks so very tasty.
I haven’t heard of quinoa flakes, but looking at this bake it appears I may have to search them out.

The spin pins…what a cool little object.


Nikki @ The Tolerant Vegan

Oooh this sounds delicious! I never really got into snickerdoodle until the past couple of years. Now I crave snickerdoodle flavored everything! Cute glasses, by the way :)



I really wish that you weer my neighbor so that I could hit you up for some yummy breakfast!! This looks so dang good!


Cassie @ Bake Your Day

This sounds and looks so fulfilling! I will be on the lookout for quinoa flakes!



Love this quinoa cake!! Linking back to it in tomorrow’s post :)


Wendy Hobbie

I am currently enjoying your snickerdoodle bake! It’s awesome and the wheels are already turning in my head about variations. I can see why you love them. I added a little pumpkin pie spice to mine and it’s great!

p.s. I’m in love with your blog :)


Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

mmm pumpkin pie spice? I have to give that a try next time. Can’t wait to hear what variations you come up with :)



Hi, Leanne!
I haven’t really seen quinoa flakes around but I have seen quinoa flour. Are they the same?


Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Linda! They are not the same. But if you’re not sensitive to oats, you can use rolled oats instead. :)



I tried this for breakfast this morning, but wanted to cut back on some of the calories, so I used 1/2 of the oil, subbed 2 egg whites for the eggs, and added another tbsp of almond milk. It had a good flavor, but was very dry. I know coconut flour needs a lot of moisture, would you suggest using 3 egg whites or adding more almond milk?


Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Stacy – next time you make it, try subbing out half the oil for apple sauce. I’ve had some success with that in my coconut flour recipe trials. Good luck!


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