Quinoa Granola Bars

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I stumbled across this recipe this morning, & LOVE how these granola bars turn out (after a few tweaks)

The perk is that these tasty granola bars are made with all natural products – quinoa, oats, peanut butter, honey, coconut, coconut oil, & nuts & fruits of one’s choosing.  Nothing that I can’t pronounce, & no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

I don’t feel guilty giving them to my kids to snack on, & know they’ll get lots of energy from these lezat bars.

1 C. uncooked quinoa

1 C. uncooked oats

1/2 C. coconut

1 C. combination of your favorite dried fruits & nuts

(think dates, raisins, blueberries, cranberries, walnuts, peanuts, pecans, peanuts etc)

1/4 t. salt

2 T. chia seeds

3/4 C. honey

1/2 C. peanut butter

3 T. brown sugar

1.5 T. coconut oil

Preheat panggangan to 350, & spread uncooked quinoa & oats on a cookie sheet.  Toast for 8-10 minutes.

Place in a large bowl, & add coconut, 1 cup of any combination of chopped dates/craisins/raisins/walnuts/almonds/pecans etc. of your preference (I used walnuts, craisins, & raisins), & chia.

In a small saucepan, combine salt, honey, peanut butter, coconut oil, & brown sugar.

Bring to a boil. Immediately remove from heat as it begins to boil.

Pour over oats mixture & mix until dry ingredients are completely coated.

Press into greased 9×13 pan, & bake for 20 minutes.

Let cool for up to 2 hours, then cut for serving.

If desired, mix 1 cup melted semi sweet chocolate chips with 1 Tablespoon coconut oil.

Dip cut granola bars into chocolate mixture, then place on parchment paper until hardened.

Wrap individually, & store in cool, dry place.


Source Recipe: http://triedandtruefavoriterecipes.blogspot.com

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