Chewy Quinoa Oat Bars

Jan 20, 2014 Categories: Baking, Fall, Food and Recipes, Kids, Quinoa, Weight loss

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

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.

Chewy Quinoa Oat Bars~ Mixing

Chewy Quinoa Oat Bars~ Press into Pan

Chewy Quinoa Oat Bars

Hope they’re a hit with your family!  Blessings~ Kelly 

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17 thoughts on “Chewy Quinoa Oat Bars

  1. These look so yummy. Would it taste the same with red quinoa? I’ve never used either but do have some of that in the pantry. Would love if you came by and linked up to What’d You Do This Weekend! Pinned it :-)

  2. I’m sooooooo glad I saw this recipe!
    2 of my nephews eat gluten-free, and this would be wonderful for them.
    And we actually love quinoa and eat it almost every week

  3. This sounds yumtastic!

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  4. Wow, these look great! I can’t wait to try them. I have cut out most processed foods in our house and granola bars are ones the kids aren’t happy about most so I will try these. How do you store them? How long do they last?

  5. Hi Emily! When I make a batch my kids usually eat them within 2-3 days! :-) However, I think they would store at least a week or you could freeze some too. I store them in a glass container with a lid on the counter. ~Kelly

  6. YUM! Always looking for new ways to use quinoa… especially if it’s something sweet! :) Will have to pin this for later.
    Found your blog on the Monday Funday link party.

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