Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Breakfast Bars
An sweet and chewy easy make-ahead breakfast to grab on the go, packed with plenty of protein and whole grains to keep you satisfied till lunch.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
- 1½ cups quick cooking oats
- 1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled to room temperature
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 egg or 2 egg whites or 1/3 cup liquid egg whites
- 2 Tablespoons almond butter or other nut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cups chopped apples, about 1/4 inch pieces
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a 9x9 in. square baking pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, quinoa, baking powder, flax seed, and cinnamon and stir until evenly distributed.
In another bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, applesauce, egg, almond butter, and vanilla.
Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir until mixed thoroughly to form a thick batter.
Fold in the apples and pecans.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth with a spatula.
Bake on the center rack of the oven for 25 - 35 minutes until the bars are golden brown and firm to the touch.
Remove and cool completely in the pan. Slice into bars and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days, or freeze to keep longer.
Serving: 1bar | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.9mg