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Quinoa, Vanilla and Lavender Tea Bars

quinoa, vanilla and lavender tea bars Snack
Quinoa, Vanilla and Lavender Tea Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 12

Looking for a delicious and easy recipe to make quinoa bars? Then this recipe is for you. The quinoa bars that I like are not too sweet and they don’t need to be baked. You can refrigerate them or even freeze them. What could be easier than that? I was inspired to make these bars by my daughter’s favorite breakfast, cooked quinoa with fresh and dried fruits, cocoa and a little honey. Delicious! This is the perfect snack for those times when you crave something energizing and filling. These little bars taste great and they are very soft, full of texture and ingredients that are good for you. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
teaspoon lavender tea
1/4
cup quinoa
2
tablespoons amaranth
1
pinch salt
1/2
vanilla pod (or 1 teaspoon vanilla essence)
1
tablespoon honey
1/4
cup almond butter
1/2
cup granola or a combination of oats, chia and flax
8
dried apricots, chopped

Directions

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  • 1
    In a pot with 1 1/2 cup of water, add lavender tea, quinoa, amaranth, salt and vanilla. If using vanilla essence, add it at the end.
  • 2
    Bring to a boil, lower heat to medium and cook for 17 minutes or until quinoa is completely cooked. Drain and cool completely.
  • 3
    Add cold quinoa to a container and combine with honey, almond butter, granola and dried apricots. The mixture should hold together. Add more almond butter if needed.
  • 4
    In a square mold lined with parchment paper, add mixture and press into the bottom until it is about 1 centimeter thick. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.
  • 5
    Cut into rectangular bars and serve immediately. These bars are a little soft and they will fall apart if left out at room temperature.
  • 6
    Store them in the refrigerator in a sealed container. You can also freeze them.

Expert Tips

  • You can use chestnut or hazelnut butter instead of almond. Peanut butter has a stronger taste and may drown out the lavender flavor.
  • If you can’t find lavender tea, use any other flavor of tea that you like.
  • Use dates or figs instead of apricots.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • Looking for a delicious and easy recipe to make quinoa bars? Then this recipe is for you. The quinoa bars that I like are not too sweet and they don’t need to be baked. You can refrigerate them or even freeze them. What could be easier than that? I was inspired to make these bars by my daughter’s favorite breakfast, cooked quinoa with fresh and dried fruits, cocoa and a little honey. Delicious! This is the perfect snack for those times when you crave something energizing and filling. These little bars taste great and they are very soft, full of texture and ingredients that are good for you.

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