Banana Quinoa Breakfast Bars
A sweet and nutty make-ahead breakfast or snack recipe made with quinoa and oatmeal for whole grains and protein.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 bars
- 1½ cups quick cooking oats
- 1 cup cooked quinoa , cooled to room temperature
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 large)
- 1 egg
- 2 Tablespoons almond butter or other nut butter or sunflower seed butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted if desired
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 honey, banana, 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 walnuts.
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: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg