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Chocolate-Quinoa Granola Bars

Chocolate-Quinoa Granola Bars

Peace & Love Granola Bars

Chocolate-Quinoa Granola Bars

These granola bars are easy to make and nourishing.

  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup quinoa flakes ((or toasted quinoa or steel cut oats))
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour ((use almond or coconut flour to make gluten-free))
  • 1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup roasted almonds, chopped or sliced ((double up on seeds to make nut-free))
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4-1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup canola or light olive oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • Shredded coconut or dried fruit, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix oats and next 9 ingredients (through chocolate chips); combine until well-mixed. Add oil, honey and vanilla; combine until mix is well-coated.

  3. In a measuring glass or small bowl, beat egg white until peaks form; fold into mixture.

  4. Spread on baking sheet. Using a small piece of parchment paper, press with hands or spatula on mixture to make top even and help mixture hold together.

  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly golden. Let cool for 10 minutes. Cut into bars. Makes approximately 25-30 bars. Store in an airight container for up to 1 week.