Quinoa Breakfast Bars

Hi Friends!

I have another hubby-approved breakfast to share with you guys!

Quinoa Breakfast Bars

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These bars come together quickly, especially if you have leftover quinoa in the fridge like I usually do. I used my Healthy Breakfast Bars as a base, but wanted to kick them up a notch!

Here’s the recipe:

5.0 from 5 reviews

Quinoa Breakfast Bars
 
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A grab ‘n go breakfast that’s tasty and a cinch to make, without all of the added sugar found in store bought bars.
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ½ c whole wheat flour (or chickpea flour to make GF)
  • 1 c cooked quinoa
  • 1 c oats
  • ½ c nuts, chopped
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • ⅓ c peanut butter
  • ¼ c brown rice syrup (or agave, honey, or maple syrup)
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ c applesauce (or mashed banana)
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ c craisins
Instructions
  1. Combine applesauce, vanilla, egg, peanut butter and brown rice syrup in a small bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until just mixed.
  3. Spoon into a greased 8×8 pan and bake at 375 for 20 min or until golden brown.
  4. Let cool and cut into 6 bars.
  5. Store in the refrigerator.

 

I cut these into six bars and put each one in a snack size ziploc bag before putting them in the fridge. That way they were ready to go and hubby could just grab a bag on the way out the door to work.

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These quinoa breakfast bars are chewy and delicious- perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. They’re packed with protein and fiber and they’re gluten-free  as long as you use GF oats. Plus, they could be made vegan if you used a flax egg! I used pecans in mine but almonds would be good as well.

Over the weekend, I doubled the recipe, used honey instead of brown rice syrup and cooked them in a 9×13 pan. It worked just as well!

Enjoy!
–Lindsay–

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