I love this recipe for healthy quinoa bars – lots of nuts and seeds and the all-natural peanut butter really holds it all together.

Quinoa nut seed bar (800x600)

One thing about being gluten-intolerant is that I’ve gotten to try all these different foods I never would have contemplated.  Quinoa is one of them, and I love it in many dishes -savory and sweet.  And, as those of you who are playing at home are aware, my all-time favorite healthy bar/slice contains quinoa (recipe here).  But I thought I would branch out a little and try a different variety.  I found this recipe at www.cookingquinoa.net and adapted it based on what I had in the pantry, and what I thought at the time.  I loved it – lots of nuts and seeds and the all-natural peanut butter really held it all together.

Feel free to mix and match nuts, fruit and seeds, depending on what you have on hand, but make sure you’ve got enough peanut butter (or other nut butter) to get it to stick together!

Quinoa nut & seed bars
Yields 15
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
215 calories
22 g
0 g
12 g
7 g
2 g
46 g
83 g
9 g
0 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
46g
Yields
15
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215
Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
19%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 83mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 22g
7%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 9g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
3%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup (80g) honey
  2. 1 cup (250g) all-natural crunchy peanut butter
  3. 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  4. 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  5. 2 tbs flax seeds
  6. 1 tsp cinnamon
  7. 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  8. 1/2 cup almonds, coarsely chopped
  9. 1/2 cup raisins
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C / 350F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine quinoa, seeds, oats, cinnamon, raisins and almonds.
  3. in a small, microwave-safe bowl, combine peanut butter and honey. Stir to mix, then microwave for 1 minute to soften.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir to thoroughly mix.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a parchment lined 8 x 8 baking dish and squash down the mixture as much as possible to make a single, even layer.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. When finished, remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Cut into bars and store in either the refrigerator or freezer.
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calories
215
fat
12g
protein
7g
carbs
22g
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Quinoa nut & seed bar