Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Almond & Quinoa Bliss Bars

Preheat oven to 350*

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'!


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

    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

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

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