Quinoa Granola Bars

Quinoa Coconut Granola Bars

A chewy, healthy treat - packed with quinoa and oats, a favorite of kids and adults alike!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Kylee Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup 7 grain cereal or oats not the quick kind (can sub traditional oats)
  • 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 Tbs oil
  • 3 Tbs dark brown sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Grease a ceramic or glass 9X13 inch baking dish (or use a brownie pan like I did)
  • Spread oats and quinoa on a cookie sheet and toast in preheated oven for 8 minutes. Return mixture to a large bowl and add coconut, and dried cranberries.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine salt, peanut butter, honey, molasses, oil, and brown sugar.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat and immediately remove from heat.
  • Pour over oats mixture and combine until dry ingredients are evenly coated. Pour into baking dish.
  • Press mixture down into pan. Bake for 20 minutes, watching carefully – they burn easily. If using a brownie pan, check on them at about 10 mins. Once they are browned on the edges, take them out.
  • Let cool, and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin C: 0.1% | Calcium: 3.4% | Iron: 9.5%
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