Banana split quinoa oatmeal

The heart-healthy power bars have all the ingredients you might need in a banana split: made with quinoa, rolled oats, dried cherries, nuts and honey. Plus cinnamon and chocolate antioxidants – and they taste great too!

The heart-healthy power bars have all the ingredients you might need in a banana split: made with quinoa, rolled oats, dried cherries, nuts and honey. Banana split quinoa oatmeal

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The heart-healthy power bars have all the ingredients you might need in a banana split: made with quinoa, rolled oats, dried cherries, nuts and honey.

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These are a nice snack, perfect for packing in your lunch bag, or great for starting a workout or after a workout. While these bars weren't a big hit with my picky 3-year-old, I thought these were tasty (I think she'll love chocolate chip-protein cookies). For variations of this, you can make a Maple Blueberry Bar that swaps cherries and honey for maple syrup and dried blueberries, or she suggests a Peanut Chocolate Banana Bar that omits cinnamon and cherries and adds 2/3 cup of dry roasted peanuts instead of walnuts .

If you want to store, wrap them individually with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months and keep them airtight.

The heart-healthy power bars have all the ingredients you might need in a banana split: made with quinoa, rolled oats, dried cherries, nuts and honey. The heart-healthy power bars have all the ingredients you might need in a banana split: made with quinoa, rolled oats, dried cherries, nuts and honey. The heart-healthy power bars have all the ingredients you might need in a banana split: made with quinoa, rolled oats, dried cherries, nuts and honey.

Banana split quinoa oatmeal

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Total time: 1 hour

The heart-healthy power bars have all the ingredients you might need in a banana split: made with quinoa, rolled oats, dried cherries, nuts and honey. Plus cinnamon and chocolate antioxidants – and they taste great too!

  • 1/3 cup quinoa, rinsed well
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups quick-rolled oats, use gf oats for gluten-free
  • 1 teaspoon painted cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 t fine sea salt
  • 1-1 / 2 cups of very ripe mashed bananas
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup of raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries or crunchies
  • 1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Line a 9 x 13 baking pan with 2 pieces of foil or parchment paper, cross over to fold over the pan; spray with non-stick cooking spray.

  • Preheat oven to 325 ° F.

  • Combine quinoa and water in a small saucepan and cook over medium-high heat.

  • Lower the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, or until liquid is barely absorbed.

  • Remove it from the heat.

  • Cover and leave for 5 to 6 minutes, remove the lid and fluff with a fork.

  • Transfer to a medium bowl and allow to cool completely.

  • Mix oats, cinnamon, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl.

  • Add mashed bananas, eggs, honey, oil and vanilla to the cooked bowl of quinoa and stir until just mixed.

  • Add the banana mixture to the oat mixture and stir until just mixed.

  • Mix in dried cherries, walnuts and chocolate chips.

  • Spread the dough evenly over the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out.

  • Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

  • For best results, refrigerate 20 minutes before slicing.

  • Lift the mixture from the pan using the lining and transfer it to a cutting board.

  • Cut into 16 bars and refrigerate or freeze for storage.

Serving: 1 bar, Calories: 130 kcal, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3.5 g, Saturated Fat: 1.4 g, Sodium: 54 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 11g

Blue Smart Points: 5

Green smart points: 5

Purple Smart Points: 4

Points +: 4

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