Quinoa-Chia Energy Bars Recipe

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Submitted by Ownedby2cats

Makes 16 servings



These bars are entirely fruit sweetened, and have no added sugar.

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa-Chia Energy Bars

3/4 cup dates, pits removed (about 7-8)
2/3 cup white grape juice
13 g Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup chia seeds, divided
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 1/2 cups Quinoa Flakes
1 cup unsalted pistachios, shells removed and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
50 g cranberries
120 g dried apricots
1/4 tsp (NOW) Potassium Chloride Powder - Salt substitute
20 g linseeds

Recipe Directions for Quinoa-Chia Energy Bars

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 88-inch pan* with parchment paper. Combine the dates with the white grape juice and vanilla in a small blender and let soak for 10 minutes to soften. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl, and add the chia seeds. Mix well to avoid chia clumps, and set aside for 10 minutes to allow the chia to thicken.

  2. Meanwhile, melt the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the quinoa flakes, pistachios, and walnuts. Cook, stirring frequently for 3-4 minutes until the quinoa and nuts are fragrant. Add the sea salt and cinnamon and cook for 30 seconds more, then remove from heat and transfer contents to a large bowl. Mix in the chopped figs, and add the saturated chia mixture. Stir well to distribute the ingredients and form a chunky dough.

  3. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking pan, and press down firmly into a flat layer. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before cutting into 16 22-inch squares. When wrapped, energy bars will keep up to a week.

  4. *If you don?t have a pan this size, line a baking/cookie sheet with parchment instead, and simply hand-form the bar ?dough? into an 88 inch flat square.

Categories

Fruits, Snacks, Advance, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 56.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
85
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.4g
14%
Saturated Fat
2.1g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
2mg
0%
Potassium
226mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
18.8g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3.8g
15%
Sugars
8.4g
Protein
4.9g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 3% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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