No Bake Nutty Quinoa Bars

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This is a super quick but super delicious homemade protein bar recipe which combines quinoa, oats, a nutty crunch and a little chocolate! Sounds good right? Let’s get to it!

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Recipe (Makes 8-10 Bars)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 3 tbsp chocolate protein powder (I used chocolate pea protein but you can use any you prefer – the flavour you use will flavour the bars remember)
  • 1 big handful of mixed raw nuts (I love using walnuts and cashews)
  • 1 tbsp of seeds (chia, pumpkin, sunflower, whatever you prefer!)
  • 2 tbsp of dry uncooked quinoa
  • 2 heaped tbsp of peanut butter
  • 150g oats
  • 100ml milk
  • 1 tbsp of water

Method

  1. This recipe couldn’t be simpler – literally, combine everything in a large bowl, and get mixing! It’s easiest if you start with the dry ingredients, then add the wet, and then combine it all. If you feel your batter needs a bit of extra milk (or water), go for it – feel free to experiment. The consistency you’re aiming for is something you can scoop with a spoon, but not pour out of the bowl.
  2. Take a square dish either lined with greaseproof paper or tinfoil greased with a little oil (I usually use grease tinfoil with a little olive oil), and add your batter to the dish, flattening it out so it’s evenly spread out. It should make a roughly square shape in the dish – don’t worry if it doesn’t fill the entire thing, it usually doesn’t for me!
  3. Place the dish in the fridge to allow the bars to set for 2 hours.
  4. Remove from the fridge, slice up into bars and try not to eat them all at once!
  5. Store these bars in a tupperware in the fridge, or you could freeze them for consumption at a later date.

Enjoy guys! Tag me if you try these out – @theirishbalance on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook!

Ciara 🙂 x

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