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Puffed Quinoa Granola Bars (Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free)

Course Snack
Cuisine Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo
Author Kula Mama

Ingredients

  • 4 cups puffed quinoa or rice crisps would probably work too
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 ½ cup almond meal you can grind up your own almonds in a coffee grinder or food processor
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup raw honey
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil butter or other light tasting oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a glass baking dish combine the puffed quinoa, coconut shreds, and almond meal. Stir to combine and toast in oven for 10 minutes at 350.
  3. Put the rest of the ingredients in a saucepan and heat over low heat until the sugar has melted and all ingredients are combined. Remove from heat and pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  4. Stir to combine and then transfer back to the glass dish (give it a spray of cooking oil first or use parchment paper on the bottom of the pan). Press out the granola bar mixture flat in the dish. I use a piece of parchment paper so my hands don’t stick.
  5. Turn down oven to 300 and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven (it should be toasted brown at this point) and let cool. Bars will harden even more as they cool. Cut into shapes of your choosing and store in the fridge for a healthy-ish snack on the go!