Trains, planes or automobiles – or just a walk in the park. These go everywhere! Even in your freezer individually wrapped so they are always there to grab on the go!

Recipe: Granola Bars

Chia, Quinoa & Banana Granola Bars

Gluten and Sugar Free Granola Bars

By eatrealandheal Published: September 17, 2015

  • Yield: 8 Bars
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Ready In: 35 mins

Breakfast, On-The-Go snack, Tea Time Treat. You can either cut these into 8 or 10 breakfast bars or 16 squares as a smaller snack or teatime treat. Wrap individually in cling film and store in the freezer to grab quickly. Store cupboard ingredients apart from two ripe bananas.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Get your equipment out: 8 inch square baking tray, Parchment Paper, Chopping Board, Knife, Mixing Bowl, Small saucepan, Wooden Spoon, Plate, Fork, Measuring cup, Sieve, Tablespoon Teaspoon
  2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
  3. Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper
  4. In a large bowl, combine the cup of oats, half cup soaked uncooked quinoa, 2 tbspn chia seeds, quarter tsp. salt and teaspoon of cinnamon. Stir in the mashed banana and half tsp. of vanilla extract. Fold in the quarter cup of almonds, quarter cup of pecans (or walnuts) and third of a cup of dried fruit
  5. Place a small saucepan over low heat; add in the heaped tablespoon of nut butter and couple of tablespoons of honey (or maple syrup) and stir until warm and almond butter is melted
  6. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and stir well until well combined
  7. Pour into prepared pan and press down firmly with hands or with a measuring cup to help bars stay intact
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until edges turn golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars. I cut into 8 breakfast bars and cut a few bars in half into snack size. • Best individually wrapped in cling film and put in the fridge for a couple of days or freezer
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