Quinoa Granola Bars


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


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