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Apple Quinoa Granola Bars

Apple Quinoa Granola Bars

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, birthday breakfast recipe, easy and healthy snacks for kids, gluten free granola bars, school
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 236 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup coconut nectar , can also sub with maple syrup or brown rice syrup
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce or pureed apples
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats , use gluten free as neeeded
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans OR walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup toasted uncooked quinoa OR puffed quinoa , leave out if preferred
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds , optional
  • 1/2 cup dried apples , chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. In a large pot, heat coconut oil, coconut nectar and coconut sugar over medium-heat until the mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly. Lower the heat and simmer until the mixture is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove pot from heat. Stir in vanilla, apple sauce and salt until combined.

  3. Using a rubber spatula, add the oats, chopped nuts, toasted quinoa, coconut and hemp seeds. Fold in dried apples.

  4. Transfer the granola mixture into the prepared pan. Using a spatula, press down firmly to flatten and compact tightly.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, until edges are slightly brown. (For no bake granola bars - freeze pan for 1 hour, or until bars are set).

  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Once cooled, remove bars, use the parchment overhang to transfer the uncut bars to a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut into even rectangles.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Quinoa Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 4g8%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.