Toasted quinoa and peanut bars

Darn tootin’ these babies are good!

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Lookit: quinoa and peanuts and chocolate ~ oh my!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (160g) quinoa
  • 1 cup (80g) oats
  • 1 cup (170g) almonds, pulsed into little chunks (not quite meal)
  • 1/2 cup natural (125g) peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • pinch salt

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Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a cookie tray with baking paper.
  2. Spread quinoa, oats and nuts evenly onto tray and dry bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and turn heat down to 160°C.
  3. In a saucepan bring peanut butter, honey and coconut oil to a gentle heat and stir until well combined.
  4. Pour toasted mixture into the saucepan, add pinch of salt and combine.
  5. Take baking paper from cookie tray and transfer to a brownie pan then scrape mixture in and use a large metal spoon to smooth out right to the edges.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes and as soon as you take it out from the oven use the metal spoon again to really flatten and smooth across the top. Then leave to cool.
  7. Remove from pan and use a sharp knife to slice into fingers or squares.
  8. Melt some good quality chocolate and dip in one side of the bars or drizzle across the top.
  9. Allow to set in the fridge. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

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These are a total boobin, busy mama, feed meeeeee saviour. Get in my gob! If you don’t like peanut butter we can’t be friends then just use another nut butter or something like tahini but then you may need to increase the honey. They keep in the fridge for a-g-e-s.

Make them today, don’t delay!

~Yours in nut butter love, K180, x

 

Comments

  1. These sound delicious!

  2. OMG . . they sound delish! will be putting those babies into the oven ASAP!

  3. OMG – I want these so much. They need to be made ASAP. Thank you!

  4. Gabrielle says:

    These look delish. On the list.
    Perhaps a slightly dumb question – is the cup of quinoa uncooked?

  5. What could i sub for the coconut oil.
    I’m still trying to find a reliable source where i live in Dubbo.

  6. Do you have a similar recipe without the nuts? I’m on the hunt for high protein, high fibre snacks for school but they need to be nut free!

    • I don’t have a similar recipe, however you could use tahini instead of peanut butter and sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds instead of almonds. Still dry roast them along with the quinoa so they’re nice and crunchy.

  7. I’m looking at this recipe and thinking… awesome… but is the honey 3/4 cup or 60ml cos in my measuring cup 60ml is 1/4 cup? So I go with 1/4 cup of honey (actually 30ml honey / 30ml rice syrup) and my poor slice is crumbling apart (I also slightly burnt it which doesn’t help). So if you could pleeease clarify the honey situation that would be great and I will make again another day…

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