So, it turns out that if I throw a few mini-chocolate chips in a recipe I can get my picky boys to eat about anything! Anyone else find that to be true? I LOVE quinoa. I even eat it for breakfast sometimes, but have failed to get my family to eat it…until now! My three boys AND my husband have approved this recipe!
Chewy Quinoa Oat Bars!
5 Cups Rolled Oats
1 1/2 -2 Cups Cooked Quinoa (about 1/2 Cup dry)
1/2 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup Applesauce
3/4 Cup Mini Dark Chocolate Chips
2 tsp Vanilla
Dash or two of Cinnamon
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Blend one cup of the oats into oat flour using a blender or food processor. In a large bowl mix together all ingredients, thoroughly. Press firmly into an 8×10 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until the edges brown. Cut into bars when cool.
Hope they’re a hit with your family! Blessings~ Kelly