Quinoa Coconut Granola Bars
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Serves: 12 bars
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup dried apricots (of dried fruit of choice), finely chopped
  • ½ cup unsalted nuts (I used cashews, pecans, and almonds)
  • ½ cup natural smooth peanut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper, allowing the parchment paper to drape over the sides of the pan; set aside.
  2. Spread oats and quinoa on a cookie sheet and toast in preheated oven for 6-7 minutes; transfer mixture to a large bowl and add coconut, dried apricots, and nuts.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine peanut butter, honey, and oil. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring well; remove from heat. Pour over oats mixture and combine until dry ingredients are evenly coated and transfer to prepared baking dish. Firmly press mixture down into pan.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until edges begin to burn. Let cool to room temperature and refrigerate for 2-3 hours before cutting into 12 bars.
Notes
Recipe slightly adapted from Super Healthy Kids
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 263 Fat: 12.1 Carbohydrates: 35.3 Sugar: 17.0 Sodium: 52 Fiber: 2.8 Protein: 6.9 Cholesterol: 0
Recipe by Prevention RD at https://preventionrd.com/2015/01/quinoa-coconut-granola-bars/