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Quinoa Oat Bars

on May 19, 2013

May 18th, 2013 023

I think we finally did it!

Experimenting pays off.

This is probably the fourth granola bar we’ve tried and the first one I’m happy to post.

πŸ™‚

What you’ll need…

  • 1.5c of oats (GF or not)
  • 1c of cooked quinoa
  • 2tbsps of chia seeds
  • 2tbsp of flax seeds
  • 2tbsp of ground/milled flax
  • a generous pinch of salt
  • 1/2c of chopped dark ‘Theo’ chocolate (our new favorite) or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2c of peanut butter
  • 1/4c of coconut oil (we use Maison Orphee)
  • 1/4c of brown rice syrup (we use Lundberg’s)

Toss everything into a bowl except the last three ingredients.

Place the peanut butter, coconut oil and syrup into a small pot and melt it all on low heat.

When it’s all melted and creamy pour it into your bowl and mix all ingredients together.

Note that if you pour your ‘sauce’ in while it is still warm the chocolate with melt and you with have bars that look more chocolatey… just like those in the photo above… if you have patience and can wait until the ‘sauce’ has completely cooled the chocolate will likely remain intact.Β Β  πŸ™‚

Bake in a moderate (350) oven for approximately twenty minutes… just until the corners have started to brown.

Now trust me on this part…

Cool the bars completely and place them in the freezer for about thirty minutes before you slice them.

Such a great afternoon, afterschool snack!

Happy, healthy eating y’all!

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8 responses to “Quinoa Oat Bars

  1. janicedoty says:

    I’m not a big coconut girl–suggestions for a substitution?

    • Simply Dish says:

      Hi Janice…you could probably use earth balance or another oil. I believe Spectrum has a coconut oil that doesn’t smell or taste like coconut. I hope that helps! Best, Erin

  2. Sophie33 says:

    Your bars look freaking delicious but could I use maple syrup instead of brown rice syrup? I don’t like its flavour!

  3. michelle says:

    how many bars do you think the recipe makes? they look amazing!

    • Simply Dish says:

      aw, thanks michelle! it really depends on how you slice them. we actually cut ours into squares after the photos were taken so that they lasted a little longer. πŸ™‚ i believe we cut 16 good sized squares with the one batch. hope that helps!

  4. Kathy H. says:

    I wonder if tahini would work instead of peanut butter so that the kids could take them to school?

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