No-Bake Quinoa Crumble Bars
A lazy healthy, yummy snack.
Servings: 12 Bars
- 1 1/4 cups granola I used original
- 1 cup cooked quinoa cooled
- 1 cup coarsely chopped raw almonds
- 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil or peanut butter I have used both
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips or dried pomegranate seeds or a mix
In a large bowl, combine quinoa, granola, almonds, flaxseed and salt, stirring to mix well. Fold in chocolate chips and or pomegranate seeds.
Stir in honey, coconut butter and vanilla extract, mixing well with a spoon until combined. Place mixture in the microwave for 45 seconds. Allow to cool slightly and pour over dry ingredients mix until entire mixture is moistened. If it still seems too dry, add additional honey 1 tablespoon at a time, but you don't want it to be too wet.
Line a 9x9 baking dish with plastic wrap or parchment paper. Firmly press the mixture into the pan, into all the corners and evenly top it off with a spoon. You want it packed as tightly as possible. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, then remove and lift granola bars out of pan, cutting into 12 squares. These work best refrigerated.
Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 1.8mg