These breakfast bars saved me this morning. Today is day 4 of our 21 day Daniel Fast (no animal products, caffeine yeast or sweeteners) Yesterday I made a tofu scramble that left much to be disired. Ugh. So today with a little extra effort I adapted this recipe
Here is my "clean" version
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
2-3 cups of oatmeal
1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice
5-6 medjool dates
1 cup water for soaking dates
3-4 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 cup of raisins
1 ripe banana
3-4 tablespoons of peanut butter
1 tablespoon of flax seeds
Heat oven to 325, soak 5-6 medjool dates in water. Cook 1/2 cup quinoa, toast 2-3 cups of oatmeal (over medium heat) with 3-4 tablespoons of coconut oil. Watch the oats carefully! Add a 1/2 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice. When the oats are toasted/slightly brown toss then in bowl with 1 cup of raisins. Then Mash1 banana with a fork- add this to oats and raisins. Heat 3-4 tablespoons of peanut butter with dates and water and break apart the dates with a fork.
When peanut butter and dates are smooth add them to oats, when quinoa is finished add to oat mixture as well. Add 1 tablespoon of flax seeds as well-
The last step is to chop 1 cup of almonds and add to mixture. Mix thoroughly, place mixture on baking sheet that is covered with parchment paper and bake 15-17 minutes or until golden! Once cooled, break apart and enjoy!