Fruit and Nut Quinoa Bars
Quinoa, nuts, seeds and dried fruit combined to make this high energy snack.
- 2/3 cup quinoa
- 1 1/3 cup water
- 80 g chopped dates
- 80 g chopped apricots
- 70 g chopped walnuts
- 50 g chopped seed mix (I used sunflower and pumpkin 50:50)
- 40 g ground almonds
- 40 g unsweetened desiccated coconut
- 2 medium ripe banana
- 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
Pre heat oven to 180c / 350f / gas 4
Thoroughly rinse the quinoa. Add the quinoa and water to a pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10-15 mins (until water absorbed.) Fluff with a fork and leave covered for a further 5 mins. Allow to cool.
Add the chopped dates, apricots, walnuts & seeds to the quinoa together with the ground almonds and coconut.
In a separate bowl mash the banana and stir in the peanut butter.
Combine all ingredients
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and pour mixture into it. Press down the mixture and ensure the mixture is compacted. (I filled a 9" tray)
Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until golden.
Chill and cut into fingers squares.
Serving: 1of 20 | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6.2g | Sodium: 14.9mg | Sugar: 7.4g