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Nutritional Recipes

Quinoa Banana & Chocolate Breakfast Bars

Written by COA Nutrition Team On May 17, 2018

These healthy breakfast bars are the perfect way to start your day. Ideal breakfast when you are on the go!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/4 cup – oats, dry
  • 1 cup – Quinoa, cooked
  • 1/4 cup – coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon – baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon – salt
  • 2 tablespoon – flaxseed, ground
  • 6 tablespoon – water
  • 2 medium – banana
  • 1/4 cup – sun butter
  • 1 tablespoon – vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup – coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup – chocolate chips, semisweet

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9” square baking pan with parchment and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (minus coconut and chocolate chips).
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flax seed meal and water. Let stand for 5 minutes until the mixture begins to gel. Beat in banana, sunflower seed butter and vanilla.
  4. Pour wet ingredient over dry and stir together until fully combined. Fold in coconut and chocolate chips.
  5. Transfer mixture to the baking pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  6. Bake on the center rack for 20 – 25 minutes until mixture has started to brown and is springy to the touch.
  7. Remove and let cool completely in the pan. Once cooled, transfer to a cutting board and cut into squares.
  8. Store in an airtight container for 3 – 4 days.

Tips of the Month MOBILE

Planning Ahead Tip of the Month

“Use Your Oven”

Hands-off meals are the best! It seems everyone thinks a quick meal is stir-fry and, yes, while stir-fry is “easy”, it means you have to stand over the stove making sure nothing burns. (Plus, you have to carefully plan which vegetables are added at what time so they all cook evenly. Hardly a beginner’s dish!)

Cooking food in the oven is a “set it and forget it” operation. Simply prep your ingredients, season, place in a baking pan and go lounge or play a game with the kiddos!

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