QUINOA CHIA BARS 3 DIFFERENT WAYS
2 Heaping Tablespoons Carob
2 Scoops PureNourish
¼ Cup Quinoa Pre-Soaked
3 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
1/3 Cup MOA or Cranberry Juice Unsweetened
1/8 Teaspoon Baking Powder (non-aluminum)
½ Teaspoon Vanilla
1/16 Teaspoon Stevia or to Taste
Pre-Soak ¼ cup Quinoa seeds in water to cover overnight or at least 2 hours. Bloom Chia seeds in MOA or juice for 30 minutes until it becomes a gel. Put the dry ingredients: Carob, PureNourish & Baking Powder in a bowl and then add the uncooked soaked quinoa (drained), chia gel and and vanilla. Mash all these ingredients with the back of a spoon well until the mixture becomes a heavy looking cookie dough. Now you may choose one of the following 3 flavors and mix again thoroughly. Pat this dough on to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet into a 7×6 rectangle keeping the thickness of the dough even. Lightly score the dough into 8 pieces before putting in the oven.Bake in a 245 F oven for 1 hour then flip over and bake another 45 – 50 minutes. This is essentially drying the dough. Yield will be 8 bars approx: 1 ½ x 3 ½ .
1. Apple/Sunflower: ¼ cup shredded Apple, 2 Tblspns Sunflower Seeds, 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon. Add to the dough, sweeten with Stevia to taste & mix well.81 Calories; 32 Fat Calories; 4 Grams Fiber; 3 ½ Grams Protein ; 6 ½ Carbs.
2. ½ Cup Blueberries; Dash Nutmeg; ¼ Teaspoon Lemon Juice. Add to the dough; sweeten with Stevia to taste and mix well.71 Calories; 21 Fat Calories; 4 Grams Fiber; 4 Grams Protein; 7 ½ Carbs.
3. 1 Rounded Tablespoon Sesame Butter; dash Chili Powder. Add to the dough; sweeten with Stevia to taste and mix well.78 Calories; 31 Fat Calories; 4 Grams Fiber; 4 Grams Protein; 6 ½ Carbs.
Tips: Soak ½ cup Quinoa at a time to make a double batch and do this the night before and it will be ready for you the next day. Both batches will fit on your parchment paper. You may pat the dough into a 7×9 rectangle and the yield will be 10 bars. The bar will be thinner and less calories. The bars are always crispy out of the oven but after they cool and are stored in a zip-lock bag they become soft
Over 60% of nutritional bars done in a study by Consumer Labs failed to meet labeling claims plus using glycerin and other unacceptable ingredients, as sweeteners and to add moisture; not to mention being exceptionally pricey.
Let’s give a thumbs up to Ariix’s Quinoa Chia Fiber Bars that have quality ingredients at a price you can afford with healthy benefits galore. Chia, Quinoa, MOA, PureNourish and Carob all make this bar a good choice.