I am always trying out new healthy snack recipes and this one is too good not to share. It is a  Donna Hay recipe from her very first Fresh & Light magazine issue. There is some great basic healthy recipes  in that issue with some refined sugar-free snacks. This is one of my favourites. With quinoa, nuts, and dried fruits these energy bars are packed with slow releasing energy foods to keep you going all day.

Quinoa Granola Bars

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 cup quinoa flakes

1/2 cup white quinoa

1 cup almonds chopped

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

1/4 buckwheat flour

1/2 cup pistachios

1/2 dried cranberries

1 egg

3/4 cup rice malt syrup

2 tb coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 160’C
  2. Place quinoa flakes, quinoa, almonds and coconut on a lined baking tray
  3. Bake in oven for 10-15 mins or until golden brown
  4. set a side to cool
  5. Place quinoa mixture, flour, pistachios, cranberries, egg, rice malt syrup, oil and vanilla in a large bowl and stir to combine
  6. Press into a lined tin with baking paper, bake for 30-40mins or until golden
  7. Allow to cool slightly before slices into bars  with a sharp knife


Hello I’m Caz, founder of Green Leaf Living Australia. I live in the coastal city of the Gold Coast in Queensland. Living a naturally healthy lifestyle has been my focus and passion for many years. Here I share my experiences and knowledge with you, hoping to benefit your life in someway. Whether it be by trying one of the delicious food recipes, learning about herbs and how to use them. Traditional remedies, detoxifying your home and replicating a DIY non- toxic natural product for body and home. Using essentials oils to compliment your life or just listening to some wellness tips that help me live a more mindful and balanced life. Follow along with me as I share my love of all things food, health and wellbeing as I keep things real, honest and simple.

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