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Cherry Nut Quinoa Bars

This recipe is from our contributor Jill of A Better Happier St. Sebastian.

Cherry Nut Quinoa Bars

2.25 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup quinoa
1/2 cup slivered almonds
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown rice syrup
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup walnut oil
1 tsp salt

cherry nut quinoa bars

cherry nut quinoa bars

Preheat oven to 325°. Prepare a 13×9” baking dish with parchment paper, making sure to oil parchment thoroughly. In a small saucepan over low heat warm honey, brown rice syrup, brown sugar, walnut oil, and salt. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix to combine oats, quinoa, almonds, walnuts, and cherries. Once mixture in saucepan is combined, pour over dry mix in large bowl. Using a heatproof spatula, stir until thoroughly combined. Pour mixture into baking dish and lightly press into pan to ensure even, smooth top. Bake 10 minutes. Turn pan and continue baking until edges are golden brown, about 15 minutes longer.

For more of Jill’s recipes visit her blog A Better Happier St. Sebastian.

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Anonymous -April 27, 2014, 4:06PM

This recipe does not hold together and comes out like bird seed or granola. It has great taste but won’t hold as a bar.

rae -April 27, 2014, 5:00PM

these look super yummy. really need to try to tackle these on an upcoming weekend.

rae of lovefromberlin

kid friendly meals -April 28, 2014, 6:56AM

such a healthy snack with an easy recipe, i cant wait to try it at home

Tiffany -April 28, 2014, 8:02PM

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Crista -April 28, 2014, 9:33PM


johnna green -April 29, 2014, 2:14AM

Excited to try this! I just made the most delicious Chicken,Quinoa, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Apple, and raisin salad recipe- so good- here is the link

Lauren H. -May 1, 2014, 9:07AM

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Anonymous -September 6, 2014, 9:43PM

question: is the quinoa cooked or uncooked?

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