Recipe: Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola Bars

by Cate on March 3, 2016

A tasty, crispy granola bar with bits of chocolate chips that will keep you coming back for more.


In all my years of clean eating, I will say that one of the biggest keys to success is 1) not bringing junk into your home, and 2) making sure your kitchen is stocked with healthy items.

Grab and go items? Even better.

If I don’t have Doritos in the house, I’m not going to eat them.

It really is that simple.

Because while I like Doritos, I’m not going to get in my car and go to the store to specifically buy them.

So if you and I make sure our cabinets, pantry, and refrigerator are consistently stocked with healthy items, it’s far easier to stay on track.


These Peanut Butter Quinoa Granola Bars are a good thing to add into your rotation.

All three of us like granola bars.

For a quick, we-have-negative-time breakfast.

For an after-school snack.

To combat that afternoon slump when you’re really not HUNGRY, but need something to take the edge off.

To stash in the car when you’re on the go.

So versatile.

And when you can make them yourself? So you know there’s no junk in it?

Even better.

This recipe is from Ambitious Kitchen, and makes a nice small batch. Eight bars to be exact, although I cut them a bit smaller.

The chocolate chips are optional, but I added them.

Because chocolate.

You can head over to Monique’s site to find the full (and easy) recipe. I only made two changes.

I used agave instead of honey. And flax seed instead of chia.

The bars stay nice and crispy forever, and the quinoa gives it a little nice unexpected bite.

Held together by peanut butter and agave.

And, well, the chocolate is a given.

It’s a winner.

Hungry for more healthy eats?
These No Bake Vegan Granola Bars are another delicious twist.
Banana Chocolate Chip Espresso Muffins are in our oven weekly. For good reason.
Roasted and Spiced Nuts are a perfect year ’round snack to keep in your car or tote bag.
Overnight Oats are a great low prep breakfast and you can make a million different varieties.

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Joanne Bruno March 4, 2016 at 9:28 pm

I’m on my surgery rotation right now, so I’ve been hoarding easy healthy snack ideas that I can carry around in my pockets for in-between surgery times in a serious way. I see these coming to snacktime around here in a very near future!


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