Quinoa Energy Bar Recipe

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Quinoa Energy Bar Recipe

I’ve been completely busy in this last 3 weeks  … but I have a wonderful reason! My parents are visiting me (from Brazil) and they will be here in Seattle until Christmas. I am soooo happy …. only who lives away from family can truly understand me.

We are going out a lot, that’s why I don’t have the time to cook (and to write). For this reason, this week I’ll share a recipe I cooked a while ago and I saved for a “busy” moment like this one.

This Quinoa Energy Bar Recipe is inspired in another homemade energy bar I posted here 5 months ago. It’s is delicious, super healthy, easy to prepare and gluten-free. This recipe is  a good way to add quinoa to your diet. As I told you before, this pseudocereal has a great nutritional value and it is called “superfood”. Go ahead, you should start eating quinoa today ;).

serve 6 bars (4 .25 inches/11cm length – by 2.5 inches/6cm width)

Quinoa Energy Bars – Ingredients:

1 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 gluten-free old fashioned oats
1/3 cup diced walnuts
1/3 cup raisins
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Quinoa Energy Bar Recipe

Quinoa Energy Bars – How to Prepare:

Preheat oven to 300F. In a bowl mix all ingredients until the mixture is sticky and holds together.

Quinoa Energy Bar Recipe

In a mini loaf pan press the mixture into the bottom of each rectangle. If you prefer, you can line a baking sheet with parchment paper, press the mixture in a big rectangle and cut it in pieces.

Quinoa Energy Bar Recipe

Bake for 20 minutes. Let them cool down before taking off from the baking pan.

Quinoa Energy Bar Recipe

Tip: when the bars are hot or warm, they will be soft. But as soon as they cool down, they will be crunchy.

Quinoa Energy Bar Recipe

Quinoa Energy Bar Recipe

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