Saturday, January 4, 2014

Quinoa Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

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! 


1 comment:

  1. Oh, these look yummy! :)

    Btw, I love your blog! Keep up the good work!