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Incredible Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola Bars

These delicious peanut butter quinoa granola bars are both crunchy and chewy. Made with a few simple, wholesome ingredients, they’re high in fiber and protein. Gluten free and freezer friendly too!

Course Gluten Free, Granola Bar, Healthy, Snack, Vegan
Keyword quinoa granola bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 bars
Calories 237 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup uncooked Ancient Harvest quinoa
  • 1/2 cup creamy all natural peanut butter (or your favorite natural nut butter)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Optional: 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add oats and quinoa to a large baking sheet and spread around evenly. Once oven is preheated, toast the oats and quinoa for 10 minutes. Once done toasting, pour oats and quinoa into a medium bowl and stir in chia seeds.
  2. While quinoa and oats are toasting, make the peanut butter mixture by adding peanut butter, sea salt, honey, vanilla and coconut oil in 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, quinoa and chia. Stir well to incorporate. If adding chocolate chips, wait a few minutes before stirring in, otherwise they will melt. Another option is to melt the chocolate chips and drizzle them over the top of bars.

  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. Place in freezer for 10-20 minutes or until mixture has hardened. Remove bars from pan and cut into 8 bars. Store bars in the freezer or fridge. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Bars are naturally gluten free if you use gluten free oats.

To make bars vegan: use maple syrup or brown rice syrup instead of honey.

Nutrition information does not include chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts
Incredible Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.5g18%
Carbohydrates 27.1g9%
Fiber 3.5g15%
Sugar 10.3g11%
Protein 6.8g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.