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Quinoa Power Bars

These quinoa power bars make a great breakfast when you are short on time and a fabulous on-the-go snack.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 390kcal
Author Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quinoa flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups cashews chopped
  • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup flax seeds ground
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • ¾ cup dried cherries chopped
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup or honey or brown rice syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Optional: Melted Chocolate for drizzling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Link a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss the quinoa flakes, cashews and sunflower seeds and toast for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Place in a large bowl and allow to cool slightly. Add in flax seeds, chia seeds, dried cherries and chocolate chips.
  • In a small saucepan melt coconut oil. Add almond butter, applesauce and maple syrup. Bring to a bowl and lower heat to medium low. Cook for 3 minutes and stir in vanilla and sea salt. Pour mixture over dry ingredients.
  • Transfer mixture to a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper and press into a rectangle. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool and then place into refrigerator until firm. Cut into desired shape. Drizzle with chocolate if desired.

Notes

WW Points 8

Nutrition

Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 3.1mg