Fruit and nut quinoa bars. Quinoa, nuts, seeds and dried fruit combined to make this high energy snack. No refined sugar. Gluten Free. Dairy Free.
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Fruit and Nut Quinoa Bars

Quinoa, nuts, seeds and dried fruit combined to make this high energy snack. 
Course Snack
Cuisine Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 190kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1of 20 | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6.2g | Sodium: 14.9mg | Sugar: 7.4g