Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Quinoa Granola Bars
You can’t beat the fresh taste of homemade Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Quinoa Granola Bars. This is a nut-free granola bar recipe and is super simple to make.
The healthy granola bar is excellent for school lunches, travelling, or just a pick-me-up snack. This gluten-free bar is a delicious, allergy-friendly snack for everyone!
Ingredients in this healthy quinoa granola bar.
This crispy bar is loaded with good things such as pumping seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and psyllium husks.
I used Medjool dates and pure maple syrup to sweeten the quinoa bar. Then, for flavour, a pinch of cinnamon and vanilla. You can also add a handful of chocolate chips. But they are optional.
For fats, I added coconut oil. And you also get healthy fats from the seeds.
How to make Quinoa granola bar?
First, combine most of the dry ingredients.
Mix the water, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, chia seeds and psyllium husks and set aside for a few minutes.
Then, combine everything and spread the mixture into a pan to about 3/4 inch thick layer
Bake and cool, then cut into desired sizes.
why eat Quinoa?
There are many reasons to Eat Quinoa. If you have been hearing more about Quinoa lately, that is because it is considered a “superfood.”
Quinoa (“KEEN-wah”) is a relative of beets, spinach and Swiss chard, but its seeds resemble a whole grain and are prepared and eaten in much the same way as rice.
These tiny seeds, also called grains, are available in light brown, red and even black varieties. Quinoa is light yet filling and has a mellow flavour. Check out this Sweet Summer Quinoa Arugula Salad.
Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and easier to digest than other grains. Some highlights to mention about the healthiness of Quinoa are that this seed is a good source of iron, B2 and other essential minerals.
Quinoa is considered the richest source of complete protein in grains and is exceptionally high in lysine more than any other grain. You will love the Easy Greek Quinoa Salad, it is one of most popular salads
Including Quinoa in a well-balanced diet will promote good health.
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