QUINOA PB&J BARS

By Shashi @RunninSrilankan
November 11, 2014
10 Comments


Author Notes: Peanut butter and jelly - in a gluten free, breakfast bar!Shashi @RunninSrilankan

Makes: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 cups quinoa flour
  • 1 cup hazelnut meal (or almond meal)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry preserves (or jam/jelly of your choice)
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper
  3. For the Quinoa/Jelly layer: Mix all the dry ingredients together then mix in the melted coconut oil, eggs and applesauce
  4. Pour into the baking tray and top with the raspberry preserves
  5. Bake for 20 minutes and let cool slightly
  6. For the Peanut butter layer: Melt the coconut oil, peanut butter and sugar in a saucepan, then pour on top of the quinoa/raspberry layer
  7. Top with chocolate chips and let cool before slicing

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Reviews (10) Questions (0)

10 Comments

Michelle S. November 2, 2015
Shashi, Thanks for the link. Everything is crystal clear. Fortunately, I made a guess and added 1 TBSP of coconut oil with the peanut butter for the top layer. It worked like a charm. These are so fantastic. I like to create things that are portable for cycling so I may add the chips to the quinoa layer and think about how to incorporate the jelly and peanut butter. The flavors are great. Thanks you again!
 
Author Comment
Shashi @. November 2, 2015
Michele - you made my day - I am so so incredibly glad you enjoyed these bars! Thanks so much for letting me know!
 
Michelle S. November 2, 2015
Shashi, You are most welcome. I really get excited when others appreciate what I bake so of course I wanted to share. I'll definitely take a look at your recipes.
 
Michelle S. October 31, 2015
Shashi, I have one more question. How much coconut oil did you mix with the peanut butter and brown sugar for the coating? Thanks, Michelle
 
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Shashi @. November 2, 2015
Hey Michelle - I used 1/2 cup coconut oil - what I did was stick my glass jar of coconut oil in the microwave for 20-25 seconds and then pour 1/2 cup into a measuring cup
 
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Shashi @. November 2, 2015
The full recipe can be found here http://runninsrilankan.com/2014/07/31/quinoa-pbj-bars/ hope this helps :)
 
Michelle S. October 28, 2015
Shash...thanks for the information. I am very excited to try this recipe and more excited to eat these lovely bars.
 
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Shashi @. October 28, 2015
Thanks so much Michelle - I sure hope you enjoy these bars as much as my daughter and I did!
 
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Shashi @. October 28, 2015
Hi Michelle - I used a 11x7 pan - Thank you!
 
Michelle S. October 28, 2015
What size baking pan is this baked in? Thanks!