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Steel Cut Oats + Quinoa Granola Bars (Gluten-Free, Vegan Option)

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Super nutritious and delicious Chocolate Chip Quinoa and Steel Cut Oat Granola Bars! These make a perfect gluten-free and vegan snack!

 Super nutritious and delicious Chocolate Chip Quinoa and Steel Cut Oat Granola Bars! These make a perfect gluten-free and vegan snack! #bars #granolabars #quinoa #steelcutoats #chocolatechip #easy #healthy #refinedsugarfree #glutenfree #vegan #snack

This past week has found me having more difficulty than usual keeping up on the postings! Apologies.

My 15 month old is seemingly sprouting all of his remaining teeth all at the same time. Which finds him screaming his head off when I walk away to do, well, anything. Ha! (poor bugger) But alas, I bring you these delicious, chewy & protein packed granola bars!

These are super easy to make, store well, and you’ll find them the perfect accompaniment to keeping blood sugar levels up when on the go…

 Super nutritious and delicious Chocolate Chip Quinoa and Steel Cut Oat Granola Bars! These make a perfect gluten-free and vegan snack! #bars #granolabars #quinoa #steelcutoats #chocolatechip #easy #healthy #refinedsugarfree #glutenfree #vegan #snack

These Steel Cut Oats and Quinoa Granola Bars are

  • Hearty and filling.

  • Super chewy with a nice bite.

  • Rich in fiber, protein and healthy fats.

  • Easy to make.

  • Store well.

  • Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, refined sugar-free.

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 Super nutritious and delicious Chocolate Chip Quinoa and Steel Cut Oat Granola Bars! These make a perfect gluten-free and vegan snack! #bars #granolabars #quinoa #steelcutoats #chocolatechip #easy #healthy #refinedsugarfree #glutenfree #vegan #snack

 Super nutritious and delicious Chocolate Chip Quinoa and Steel Cut Oat Granola Bars! These make a perfect gluten-free and vegan snack! #bars #granolabars #quinoa #steelcutoats #chocolatechip #easy #healthy #refinedsugarfree #glutenfree #vegan #snack

Tips for making Chocolate Chip Steel Cut Oat Quinoa Granola Bars

  • The seeds and nuts can be replaced with all seeds, other nuts etc. to accompany a nut-free diet or different tastes.

  • For sugar-free granola bars, replace the sweeteners with this sugar-free sweetener, and use these lovely chocolate chips.

  • If you do not have/do not want to use crystallized ginger, omit or replace with 1 tsp ground ginger.

  • These bars store well covered in airtight containers at room temperature or the fridge for up to one week.

     

 Super nutritious and delicious Chocolate Chip Quinoa and Steel Cut Oat Granola Bars! These make a perfect gluten-free and vegan snack! #bars #granolabars #quinoa #steelcutoats #chocolatechip #easy #healthy #refinedsugarfree #glutenfree #vegan #snack

 Super nutritious and delicious Chocolate Chip Quinoa and Steel Cut Oat Granola Bars! These make a perfect gluten-free and vegan snack! #bars #granolabars #quinoa #steelcutoats #chocolatechip #easy #healthy #refinedsugarfree #glutenfree #vegan #snack

 Super nutritious and delicious Chocolate Chip Quinoa and Steel Cut Oat Granola Bars! These make a perfect gluten-free and vegan snack! #bars #granolabars #quinoa #steelcutoats #chocolatechip #easy #healthy #refinedsugarfree #glutenfree #vegan #snack

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 Super nutritious and delicious Chocolate Chip Quinoa and Steel Cut Oat Granola Bars! These make a perfect gluten-free and vegan snack! #bars #granolabars #quinoa #steelcutoats #chocolatechip #easy #healthy #refinedsugarfree #glutenfree #vegan #snack

 

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a close up shot of quinoa granola bar with chocolate chips

Steel Cut Oats + Quinoa Granola Bars (Gluten-Free, Vegan Option)

Super nutritious and delicious Chocolate Chip Quinoa and Steel Cut Oat Granola Bars! These make a perfect gluten-free and vegan snack!
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Course: Snacks, Sweets
Cuisine: Gluten-Free
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 bars
Author: Kristen Wood

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free steel cut oats
  • 1 cup quinoa uncooked
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup cashews roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw honey or maple syrup for vegan option
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar optional
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup crystallized ginger chopped (I like to use honey crystallized)
  • 3 tbs chocolate chips for topping (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Arrange oats, quinoa, seeds, and cashews on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Toast in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, add honey (or maple syrup), coconut sugar, salt & vanilla extract. Stir until all is melted & evenly combined. Turn off heat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your toasted oats, quinoa, seeds, & cashews, as well as your shredded coconut & crystallized ginger.
  • Pour your honey, sugar, salt & vanilla mixture into your dry ingredients, mix until evenly combined.
  • In a parchment paper lined pan (I used an 8″ round cake pan, square would work fabulously too), spread your granola bar mixture with a spatula evenly. Press down slightly. Top with chocolate chips if so desired.
  • Bake for 20 minutes in a 350°F oven.
  • Remove and let cool completely before slicing & serving.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Please refer to the Tips section above in post for more information.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 449mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 26g
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4 Comments

  • Destiny
    06/17/2020 at 10:44 AM

    5 stars
    Hi there!! Thanks for sharing!! I was excited to find a recipe that didn’t require quick cooking oats 🙂 love this combo!! I added cinnamon to my honey mix which I highly recommend if you’re a cinnamon fanatic like me! One question – after baking it’s still fairly crumbly, anything I can do to change this? Bake longer maybe? Thank you!

    Reply
    • Kristen Wood
      06/17/2020 at 11:16 AM

      Oh, I’m so happy to hear! Thank you for sharing! If you’re encountering crumbliness, I recommend pressing the mixture into the pan to make it as compact as possible. I would also make sure the honey or maple syrup is coating everything very well, as this helps hold all together. I hope this helps!

      Reply
  • Katie
    06/17/2020 at 10:22 AM

    What kind of quinoa do you use?

    Reply

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