Quinoa Granola Bars

Recipe by Barb O
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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 5
YIELD: 10 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups quinoa (flakes)
  • 14
  • 2
    teaspoons vanilla or 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 12
    cup maple sugar
  • 2
    tablespoons melted butter
  • 2
    large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 14
    1/4 cup chopped dates or 1/4 cup chopped apricot
  • 3
    teaspoons cinnamon
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the ingredients, except cinnamon, in the order listed and mix well.
  • Place mixture in a 8 or 9 inch greased baking pan and press flat using the back of a fork or slightly moistened finger tips.
  • Sprinkle the top with cinnamon.
  • Bake 45 minutes.
  • Remove pan from oven and cut into bars.
  • Return pan to oven for 10 minutes until bars become crisp.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
  • Notes: Recipe can be tripled using a jelly roll pan (11X17). Bars freeze well. Granulated maple sugar is 100% maple syrup that has been cooked at a higher temperature. I have subbed with brown sugar in a pinch.
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