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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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Snacks, Sweets
Cuisine: Gluten-Free
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 267kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 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)


  • 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!



Please refer to the Tips section above in post for more information.
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Serving: 1bar | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 449mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 26g