The moment I saw these I knew I had to make them. And it seems I’m on this spree to make as many raw/no-bake things as I can in my 8×8 glass baking dish apparently. Seriously. I’ve made so many things in that baking dish lately it’s crazy. But ooh do my tastebuds love me for it! And your wasteline won’t mind much either, since these have no refined ingredients and are full of healthy things like oats, quinoa, almonds, flaxseed and coconut oil!
And if you’re not into bars, or you just like multi-purpose recipes, listen up! It makes a great warm breakfast cereal. Simply crumble it into a bowl or small pot and add milk or your choice. Heat until it almost reaches an oatmeal consistency (it will thicken as it cools). Yum!
No-Bake Oat Quinoa Bars
Adapted from How Sweet It IsIngredients 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
1 cup coarsely chopped raw almonds
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted but not hot
1 teaspoon vanilla extract Preparation In a large bowl, combine quinoa, oats, almonds, flaxseed and salt, stirring to mix well.
Stir in honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract, mixing well with a spoon until combined and entire mixture is moistened. If it still seems too dry, add additional honey 1 tablespoon at a time, but you don’t want it to be too wet, just enough to help it all stick together. Beware, they may be a bit crumbly!
Line a 9×9 baking dish with plastic wrap or parchment paper. Firmly press the mixture into the pan, into all the corners and evenly top it off with a spoon. You want it packed as tightly as possible. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, then remove and lift granola bars out of pan, cutting into 12 squares. These work best refrigerated.