Good morning! I have a simple recipe for you today- Toasted Oat and Quinoa Granola Bites. I love making granola bars (I'm actually working on some recipes for the blog) but sometimes if I want a quick snack, they can be a little more time consuming than I want. But these bites are perfect. They were simple to make, made several, and were tasty!
I think toasting the oats and cooked quinoa before mixing all the ingredients together added a nice little crunch to the finished bites.
3/4 Cup old fashioned oats
1/4 Cup cooked quinoa
1 Tablespoon Coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1/2 Cup Natural peanut butter
3 teaspoons Maple syrup
1/2 cup roughly chopped chocolate candies (could sub chocolate chips)
1 teaspoon Chia seeds
Mix together oats, cooked quinoa, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract. Pour onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Let cool.
Stir cooled oats and quinoa with peanut butter, maple syrup, chocolate candies and chia seeds. Roll into bites about 1 Tablespoon in size. Store in the refrigerator.
Makes about 12 bites.
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With busy lives & sometimes quick meals, we mom & daughters team are always looking for healthy, tasty & convenient dishes to serve our family. So, please join us as we share everything from appetizers to main dishes & desserts!