Quinoa Protein Energy Bars
Very simple to make and packed full of plant protein, these bars are great for a nutrient rich post-workout or hill walking snack.
raw cacao nibs
plus 2 tbsp
I used macadamia
vanilla bean paste
Preheat oven to 180 C and spread the porridge oats out into a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, checking after ten, until light and golden. Set aside to cool.
Grind the dry quinoa, flax seeds and 30 grams of cacao nibs in a high speed food processor until fine. Tip into a large bowl.
Gently heat the nut butter and honey together in a medium sized saucepan over a medium-low heat until melted together. Add the vanilla.
Stir the nut butter mixture, oats, quinoa mixture and remaining ingredients together with a wooden spoon until well combined.
Press evenly into the base of a 8 inch square silicone baking tin (or a tin lined with greaseproof paper.
Leave to chill for several hours in the fridge, or overnight. Cut into bars and serve. Will keep for several days in the fridge.
Calories (when recipe is analyzed in My Fitness Pal): 278
Fat: 16 grams
Carbs: 32 grams
Sugar: 19 grams
Protein: 4 grams
Recipe from www.elizabethskitchendiary.co.uk