Quinoa Carrot Bars

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Servings: 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of old fashion oats-use GF oats if you have Celiac Disease
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup dates-soaked for 1 hour prior to use
  • 1/2 cup raisins-1 hour prior to use
  • 1/4 cup of dried quinoa-to be sprinkled over the bars before baking
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, or hazelnuts
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk/almond milk
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 chia egg replacement mixture-(1 tbsp chia for 3 tbsp water)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. You will need either an 8 x 8 in or 9 x 9 in square pan.

Combine all ingredients (expect for the quinoa) in a bowl.  Mix until well combined.  Grease the pan with coconut oil and add the mixture to the pan.  Sprinkle the quinoa over the bars and bake for 30-35 minutes.  These bars are packed with a lot of nutrients!  Try them for breakfast or just for a snack during the day. Enjoy!

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