Quinoa Granola Bars

 

Use our British quinoa as your main grain and swap in cocoa nibs for chocolate chips for a tasty snack.

READY IN: 30 minutes

COOKING TIME: 20 minutes

PREP TIME: 10 minutes

MAKES: 16 bars

You will need

Main Ingredients

  • 100g date & pecan granola
  • 4 tbsp cooked British quinoa
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 50g chopped nuts
  • 3 tbsp ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 3 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil

 

For the date paste

  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 75g medjool dates, pitted
  • 60ml water

 

For the topping

  • Chopped nuts
  • A sprinkle of granola

 

Method

1 - In a mini chopper or blender, blend the almond butter, dates and water to make a paste. Set aside. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas mark 4.

 

2 - Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and add in the mashed bananas. Heat the coconut oil gently in a saucepan until melted then add the date paste.   Stir to combine then add to the dry mix.

 

3 - Stir until everything is combined - the mix shouldn’t be too wet. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper & spread the mix on top, around an inch thick. Add the toppings.

 

4 - Bake for 20 minutes – test the middle of the bars with a knife to ensure they are cooked through. If not bake for a further few minutes and test again.

 

5 - Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly & then divide into bars.



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