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Toasted Quinoa, Dried Fig & Dark Chocolate Nut Free Granola Bars

Superfood nut free granola bars made with toasted quinoa, oats, dried figs, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseed and chia! A drizzle of dark chocolate on top makes them extra special.
Course Gluten Free, High Protein, Nut Free, Snack, Vegan
Keyword nut free granola bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 bars
Calories 223 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats (gluten free, if desired)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup organic or homemade sunflower butter
  • 1/3 cup honey (or coconut palm syrup if vegan)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup black mission dried figs, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips (vegan, if desired)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Add oats, quinoa, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds to a large baking sheet and spread around evenly. Once oven is preheated, toast the oats and quinoa for 8-10 minutes. Once done toasting, pour oats and quinoa into a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. While quinoa and oats are toasting, add sunflower butter, honey, vanilla, cinnamon and sea salt to medium saucepan over low heat. Stir every so often until the mixture is smooth and creamy. 
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes, then add to the bowl with the oats and quinoa. Stir well to incorporate. Fold in flaxseed meal, dried figs and chia seeds.
  4. Line an 8x4 or 9x5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper; pour mixture in and spread out evenly, then press mixture down in the pan very firmly.
  5. Next melt chocolate chips for 20 seconds in the microwave or over low heat in a saucepan on the stove top. Drizzle over bars. Place pan in freezer for 30 minutes or until mixture has hardened. Remove bars from pan and cut into 10 bars. Store bars in the fridge. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you're not allergic to nuts, feel free to also sub out the seeds for any kind of nut you desire. Same goes with the nut butter!

Instead of dried figs, try another dried fruits such as cranberries or blueberries.

You can skip the chocolate drizzle if you want, but who doesn't love a little dark chocolate? Seriously.

Nutrition Facts
Toasted Quinoa, Dried Fig & Dark Chocolate Nut Free Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 96
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.7g16%
Saturated Fat 1.3g8%
Carbohydrates 28.6g10%
Fiber 5.1g21%
Sugar 12.7g14%
Protein 6.4g13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.