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No-Bake Quinoa Protein Bars

Rated as 3.12 out of 5 Stars
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"These are protein and whole grain packed, with just enough sweetness. They are perfect for a quick snack that will help you power through the next part of your day! Bars can be stored in the freezer for a quick grab-n-go breakfast! See notes for other variations."
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 245
Original recipe yields 24 servings

Directions

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  1. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Blend quinoa, dates, honey, applesauce, coconut, sunflower seeds, coconut oil, and vanilla together in a food processor until smooth. Add enough of the oats to fill the processor bowl and and blend until combined.
  3. Stir the quinoa mixture with the remaining oats, flax seed, protein powder, sesame seeds, chia seeds, and salt in a large bowl until mixture is able to hold it's shape without sticking to you hands. Press mixture firmly into prepared baking pan and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • If mixture is too sticky, you can add more oats. If mixture is too crumbly, you can add more applesauce.
  • You could throw in some nuts, almond meal, chocolate chips, dry milk powder, cocoa, or dried fruits depending on your cravings/goals and the consistency of the mix. You could also substitute peanuts/peanut butter for the sunflower seeds, agave for the honey, or quick-cooking oats for the old fashioned variety.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 245 calories; 6.9 40.4 7.1 0 64 Full nutrition

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These turned out SO DELICIOUS! I used the recipe as a base and then added a few more things that we like. I think the original recipe would be super good too, just wanted to throw some more th...

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This tasted like a brick and looked like one too. I don't know what I did wrong but it was never not sticky. I used double the ground oats. Still sticky. I also don't know why the flavor was so ...

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These turned out SO DELICIOUS! I used the recipe as a base and then added a few more things that we like. I think the original recipe would be super good too, just wanted to throw some more th...

This is AWESOME! My toddler and preschooler thought it was cookie dough the night I made it! I put it in mini muffin tins and then let it "dry out" overnight and it was more like a dense muffin...

The first time I made this recipe I grumbled a whole lot. The process, as written, is unpleasant and difficult. I added all of the ingredients to the food processor as directed and while the i...

This tasted like a brick and looked like one too. I don't know what I did wrong but it was never not sticky. I used double the ground oats. Still sticky. I also don't know why the flavor was so ...

These protein bars were bland and time-consuming to make. I had to separate the first part of the recipe into two batches because my Kitchen Aid food processor had difficulty dicing up the dates...

Easy to make, but my hubby didn't care for these!

Husband approved, added one more TBS of vanilla