Quinoa Breakfast Bars

Quinoa Breakfast Bars

 These bars come together quickly, especially if you have leftover quinoa in the fridge like I usually do. However, you can easily make a fresh batch of quinoa for use in these bars. Just let it cool slightly before mixing up the batter.

Yields: 12 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 5 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup applesauce (or mashed banana)
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup craisins (optional)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

  1. Combine quinoa, applesauce, vanilla, eggs, peanut butter and honey in a small bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until just mixed.
  3. Spoon into a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 375 for 20 min or until golden brown.
  4. Let cool and cut into bars