These Quinoa Breakfast Bars are quick, easy, filling, and a great way to start the day. I am always looking for healthy and quick breakfasts for the girls. These bars bake in under 20 minutes and can be baked ahead of time. Or I will have the dry ingredients together and get up in the morning, turn the oven on and whip them together in less than 5 minutes and throw them in the oven and less than 20 minutes later the girls have a warm healthy breakfast.
Quinoa Breakfast Bars
Makes a 8×8 pan, 6 to 9 servings
3/4 c whole wheat flour, brown rice flour, or flour of choice
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/3 c unsweetened apple sauce
3 TBSP coconut palm sugar
1 TBSP molasses
1 flax egg or chia egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 c cooked, cooled quinoa
3/4 c oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1 apple or pear, chopped or sliced*
1/4 c raisins, crasins, or other dried fruit*
1/3 c chopped pecans, walnuts, or almonds*
*Add in what you want. For one batch we did chopped apples and raisins, for the other we did sliced pears.
Preheat oven to 375. Make flax or chia egg. Mix together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. In large bowl mix together applesauce, coconut palm, molasses, vanilla, and flax/chia egg once gel has formed. Add flour mixture into the wet mixture and mix until well combined. Fold in oats, quinoa, and add-ins (apple/pear, raisins/craisins, and nuts). If you want you can sprinkle the nuts over the top instead of mixing them in. Spray 8×8 pan with coconut oil, or non-stick, spray and pour mixture into pan. Bake for 15- 17 minutes. If using apples or pears it will take 15-17 minutes, if omitting these and not adding any ingredients with moisture they will take about 13-15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack for a couple of minutes. Enjoy!