Inject some berry goodness into your mornings with these Blueberry Quinoa breakfast bars. Delicious as a snack at any time of day and great for a breakfast on the go. I found that I enjoyed the texture of the bars best after being cooled on a wire rack overnight. Some of the added moisture from the blueberries was removed and they were even more hearty.
Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 40 minutes Servings 12 - 16 bars
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats 1 cup cooked quinoa 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup coconut sugar 1/4 cup hemp seeds 1 cup mashed bananas about 2 medium 2 flax eggs 2 tablespoons nut/seed butter 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries METHOD
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9"x 9" baking sheet with parchment paper and grease the sides with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oats, quinoa, sugar, baking powder, and hemp seeds.
In a separate bowl, mix the banana, nut butter, flax eggs, lemon juice and vanilla. Pour this mixture over the dry ingredients, mixing everything together until fully incorporated. The batter should be moist, but not runny. Fold in the blueberries
Transfer the batter into the prepared pan and smooth with a spatula.
Bake on the center rack for 25 - 35 minutes until the bars are golden brown and firm to the touch.
Remove and let cool completely in the pan, then remove and slice into squares (or rectangles).
Store in an airtight container for 4 - 5 days.