Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Almond & Quinoa Bliss Bars

Preheat oven to 350*

Ingredients
2 c rolled oats
½ c unsweetened coconut
½ c quinoa flour
1 c  nuts (almond, walnut, cashew, peanut)
½ c seeds (chia, flax, sesame)

½ c tahini
1 c unsweetened peanut butter
1 c honey
1 tsp vanilla extract

-       Mix dry ingredients in a big bowl.
-       Combine tahini, peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract in a glass bowl. Microwave for 1 minute.
-       Combine wet and dry ingredients. 
-       Spread the mixture on a greased cookie sheet or pyrex pan.  (I greased with coconut oil, you can use butter, earth balance or the ever-so-easy-but-must-be-awful-for-you PAM)
-       Bake at 350* for 15 minutes OR leave raw and cut into bars.
     Makes about 20 servings.

The bars freeze for months!  I eat them on training days, race days or sprinkle on top of yogurt or in soymilk.

Nutrition Content:
Calories: 288
Total Fat: 16.6g (the good kind)
Cholesterol:  0mg
Sodium:  57mg
Total Carbohydrates:  30.0g
Dietary Fiber:  5.2g (21% of your daily!)
Sugars:  15.4g (from the honey)
Protein:  9.0g
Vitamin A 0%     •     Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 7%     •     Iron 12%

PS: These bars were such a hit Competitor Magazine featured em'!


5 comments:

  1. Do you happen to have the carb and fiber count on these bars?

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    1. Yes! Thank you for asking, I added the nutrition content above. Let me know if you have any other questions. You can also email 2goplease@gmail.com

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  2. These are great! Got the recipe from Competitor Magazine. Easy to make, love that they're loaded with protein and gluten-free. Thanks!!!

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    1. Thank you Robin! I am happy you love them too!

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  3. I'd love to make these but don't have quinoa flour. Would they be ok with oat flour? Thanks! They look fantastic!

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