Puffed Quinoa, Date & Peanut Butter Bars

June 23, 2019

Puffed Quinoa, Date & Peanut Butter Bars

We're all about a bar or slice prepped in the fridge for the week. It keeps us from reaching for the not-so-healthy option when we're hungry and in a jam. Its another way to pack some nutrients into our diet, and if we make sure it has some protein on board, its great for a breakfast on the run and/or to smash that 3pm slump.

This tasty little number does all of the above. Its also economical, quick & easy AND its gluten free. Read on friends, read on. 

 

Puffed Quinoa, Date & Peanut Butter Bars

Author: Choosing Chia

 

Ingredients:

 

Instructions:

    1. Blend the dates in a food processor until they form a paste.
    2. Melt the peanut butter in a small saucepan or microwave and add it to the food processor, along with the vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt. Pulse until well combined.
    3. Add the puffed quinoa, pepitas, sunflower seeds and chopped almonds and pulse just until everything is combined. (Do not overmix!)
    4. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper and transfer the bar mixture into the pan.
    5. Use your hands to press the mixture down evenly into the pan.
    6. Place in the fridge to set for 2 hours.
    7. Remove and cut into bars.