Coconut Quinoa Oat Bars

Quinoa Coconut Oat Bars

Quinoa Coconut Oat Bar Recipe   Printable 

Ingredients

  • 1 – Coconut cooking spray
  • 1 cup – organic old fashioned oats, dry
  • 1 cup – organic quinoa, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup – coconut flakes
  • 1 cup – raw pecans, rough chopped
  • 1 cup – cranberries, dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon – salt
  • 1/2 cup – peanut butter, all-natural
  • 3/4 cup – honey
  • 1 tablespoon – coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoon – organic brown sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a ceramic or glass 9X13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Spread oats, pecans and quinoa onto a cookie sheet and toast in preheated oven for 8 minutes – mix every few minutes.  (watch to be sure and not overcook as some ovens may be warmer). Place mixture in a large bowl and add coconut, nuts, and dried cranberries.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine salt, peanut butter, honey, oil, and brown sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then immediately remove from heat and pour over the oat mixture. Stir together until dry ingredients are evenly coated.
  4. Pour into prepared baking dish, pressing the mixture down into the pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Cool for up to 2 hours, then cut and serve.
  6. Drizzle with chocolate for extra flare.