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Healthy No Bake Granola Bars

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Healthy No Bake Granola Bars
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  • Serves4 Person(s)
  • CategoryVeg
  • Cuisine TypeIndian
  • Good for Snacks
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Description

No bake granola bars are easy to make and easy and quick healthy snacks with just 5 ingredients and a sweet, crunchy texture. Peanut butter and honey complement each other perfectly in this ideal portable breakfast or snack.

Ingredients & Quantity
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa
  • 1 cup packed dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup or agave)
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter or almond butter (preferably natural and home-made)
  • 1 cup roasted unsalted almonds, coarsely chopped (you can use any nut like cashew, pistachios etc.)
  • Optional additions: chocolate chips, dried fruit
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How to cook?
  1. Process dates in a food processor until small bits remain (about 1 minute). It should form a “dough” like consistency. (It will roll into a ball.)
  2. Dry roast or toast the quinoa in a non-stick pan for a few minutes until the color has change to a light brown. (Take care not to burn the quinoa.)
  3. Place quinoa, chopped almonds, and dates in a bowl and set aside.
  4. In a small saucepan, warm honey and peanut butter over low heat. Stir and pour over the quinoa mixture and then mix, breaking up the dates to disperse throughout.
  5. Once thoroughly mixed, transfer to a 8X8 dish or another small pan lined with parchment paper so they lift out easily. (A loaf pan will work very well, but will yield thicker bars.) Press down until uniformly flattened.
  6. Cover with parchment paper or plastic wrap, and let it set in the refrigerator or freezer for 15 to 20 minutes to harden. Remove bars from pan and chop into even bars. Store in an airtight container for up to few days.
    Healthy No Bake Granola Bars
Notes

Recipe developed for quinoaguru.com by Donna George - A happy Home-maker and mother to a 3 year old is a passionate foodie and culinary blogger. She blogs at The Culinary Trail, hailing from God's own country, Kerala; she lives in Bangalore with her husband and little daughter. Turning her passion for food into a profession, she is currently a Freelance Recipe Developer and Editor.

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