Ultimate Superfoods Breakfast Bars

January 28, 2016


Author Notes: Ultimate Superfood Breakfast/Energy Bar filled with all the good stuff (quinoa, oats, hemp seeds, chia, and almonds) to energize you for the whole day! Gluten free and vegan.Kelli @Hungry Hobby

Makes: 8-12 bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oat flour (1/2 cup ground oats)
  • 2 cups old fashion rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or other non dairy milk)
  • 1 whole mashed large banana
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Start by cooking the quinoa according to package directions, 1 cup uncooked should make about 2 -3 cups cooked. While your quinoa is cooking on the stove you can assemble the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Combine dry ingredients including oat flour, oats, hemp seeds, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl and mix well.
  4. In another medium size bowl combine chia seeds, milk, mashed banana, almond butter and vanilla and whisk until smooth and well combined. Chia seeds will start to gel thickening the ingredients.
  5. When the quinoa is done add it to the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients and mix till well combined.
  6. Spread evenly in a 9 x 13 greased baking dish and compact with a spatula. Just press the back of the spatula across the bake so everything is well combined together.
  7. Bake 40-45 minutes until browned around the edges. A toothpick should come out clean and it should feel firm. Let cool 30 minutes before cutting into bars.

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Reviews (2) Questions (0)

2 Reviews

Kate May 25, 2016
If I were to substitute honey or agave for the brown sugar, how much do you recommend? Will the wet quality of either work well in the recipe?
 
Author Comment
Kelli @. May 25, 2016
I actually tried this recipe with honey and maple syrup and it never came out quite right, however if you are looking for something more natural I would recommend coconut sugar!