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This is a healthified version of my granola bar recipe with great flavor! You can use a mixer but it's not necessary.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins
20 mins
50 mins
36 bars


Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet.

  • Combine quinoa flakes, almond flour, flax seeds, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

  • Mix honey, applesauce, chocolate chips, eggs, and vanilla extract in another bowl. Add to quinoa flake mixture and mix well with your hands to combine. Press evenly on prepared baking sheet with your hands or a spatula.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden, about 15 minutes. Cool for 20 minutes before cutting into 36 bars.

Cook's Notes:

For a crunchier texture, bake for an additional 5 minutes.

Variations: 1. Substitute raisins for the chocolate chips and add one tablespoon of cinnamon. 2. Substitute peanuts for the chocolate chips (or do half and half of each) and add 1/4 cup peanut butter to the ingredients in step 2. (You may have to warm the peanut butter for a few seconds in the microwave so it will be soft enough to incorporate with the other ingredients.) 3. Substitute dried fruit for the chocolate chips and add one teaspoon of grated lemon or orange rind. (Just make sure the fruit is cut small enough that it doesn't prevent from the bars from sticking together.)

Nutrition Facts

145 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 20.8g; fat 5.8g; cholesterol 10.3mg; sodium 97.3mg. Full Nutrition