Quinoa Granola Bars

quinoa granola bars recipe

Quinoa Granola Bars

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup raw almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup raw finely chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 2 cups Perez Quinoa Pops cereal (or you could used any popped quinoa)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup Sunflower butter (or you could use peanut or almond butter)
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Line a 9×11 baking pan with parchment paper making sure you have enough paper extending over sides to allow for easy removal.
  • In a large bowl add the almonds, peanuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia and hemp seeds as well as popped quinoa.
  • Stir.
  • In a small saucepan add the sunflower butter as well as the maple syrup and heat on low.
  • Stir well and heat for a 3-4 minutes.
  • Add hot mixture to seed mixture and stir well.
  • Drop mixture onto lined pan and press firmly.
  • In a small saucepan or microwave melt the chocolate chips until smooth.
  • Use a small spoon to spread a bit of melted chocolate on the top of the bars.
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quinoa granola bars recipe

I am always looking for new ways to make homemade granola bars and especially ones that are lower in refined sugar.

Have you looked at the sugar content in most gluten free granola bars? It is shocking how high the carb count is in most bars and truthfully with all the sugar in a granola bar you might as well eat a cookie or a brownie.

Basically most store bought granola bars should be counted as dessert, a treat, not as breakfast or a healthy snack.

I think you will find this new gluten free quite appealing and one that I hope you make right away. It is also very easy to make for its a no-bake recipe and one that you could easily get your kids to help out with.

quinoa granola bars recipe

quinoa granola bars recipe

quinoa granola bars recipe

  • Refrigerate for at least an hour to set.
  • Remove from pan and slice into bars.

Enjoy!

quinoa granola bars recipe

quinoa granola bars recipe

Gluten Free Toffee Bars

gluten free toffee bars
Do you like granola bars?
I do.
In fact, I like to call them square cookies sometimes.
I like to come up with different ways to make them.
Stove-top.
No-Bake.
Layered.
This recipe I am going to share with you is my new favorite. It is quick and easy and combines stove top plus baking.
You can add whatever mixture of nuts, no nuts, seeds, raisins, coconut, goji berries, chocolate chips that you like.
Mine change every time I make them. I usually just throw into the bowl whatever I have on hand.
Recently our kids surprised us for our anniversary and got my hubby and I bikes. I am new to bike riding and was so nervous to use hand brakes. Going down hills terrified me, but I really wanted to get into biking and have found not only do I like to ride my bike, but my confidence is rising too!
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Now, that my husband and I are empty nesters I had been wanting to add activities that we could do together while also encouraging us to get into shape.
If you follow me on twitterfacebook or instagram you will see photos of me walking, discussing my jazzercise class and the sweat that pours down my face, you’ll also hear my quick stories when I am frustrated.
(But not only that… I also post a lot of extra photos that never reach the blog of meals I’m preparing, new recipes I’m trying, and other tips and tricks… so make sure you follow me on twitter, facebook or instagram!)
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As much as I can I am following a low carb gluten free diet. Gluten free all the time, but low-carb too.
My body does not do well with sugar so I try hard to limit the amount of carbs I eat during the day.
These granola bars do have sugar, but I normally make a big batch, slice and then wrap them up and put in the refrigerator. This way, when we’ve gone for a long bike ride I can have them as a snack.

Gluten Free Toffee Bars

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 4 cup gluten free flour
  • 3/4 cup nuts or seeds (peanuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, pecans, etc)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (cranberries, goji berries, dried blueberries or cherries)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp gluten free vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper.
  • In a small saucepan on medium-high heat add the brown sugar, milk, butter and salt.
  • Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  • Boil for 5 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl combine your nuts/seeds combo, raisins, coconut, gluten free flour, rolled oats and almonds.
  • Stir.
  • Pour in the hot mixture and stir.
  • Spread mixture evenly into the lined pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes until lightly brown.
  • Let cool and then slice.
  • Store in refrigerator.
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gluten free toffee bars
gluten free toffee bars
I really hope you enjoy these. They make a great snack for a bike ride or a healthy granola bar alternative for your kids!

Gluten-Free Gooey Nut Bars

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gluten free nut bars
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Gluten Free Gooey Nut Bars

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup white sugar

Filling

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp gluten free vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups mixed nuts (raw cashews, macadamia nuts, Spanish peanuts, raw peanuts)

Instructions
 

  • Line a 9×9 square baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Lining is very important for these bars are sticky and gooey on the bottom and the parchment paper allows you to lift whole pan of squares out of pan once they have cooled completely.
  • Makes for much easier cutting and serving.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, combine almond meal, coconut, sugar and melted butter.
  • Once mixed, press mixture into the square baking pan.
  • Bake for 14 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • In a medium bowl, mix eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup with a hand mixer. 
  • Beat on medium for a minute.
  • Add melted butter and vanilla and mix with beater til smooth. 
  • This only takes a minute.
  • Add the mixed nuts and stir to combine.
  • Pour nut mixture on top of cooked crust.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until lightly brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on counter.
  • Cool bars in refrigerator to make cutting easier.
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It’s coming up to the end of February and I am feeling the winter blues. Winter in Calgary feels like it’ll go on forever this time of the year. It doesn’t help that snow arrived in full force early in October. That means we’ve already had 4 months of snow, cold temperatures and a low supply of vitamin D.
What’s even more frustrating is this winter season still has a long way to go.
I recently saw Shauna post a photo on Instagram of flowers newly blooming and green grass near Seattle. It truly left me depressed.
We will not see green here til end of April, or May if we are lucky.

Seriously we still can get snow the end of May, beginning of June.
As much as I love Calgary because my family and friends are here and we have lived a good life because of our economy it truly is not a colourful climate.

I am so desperate to be outside, drinking my tea and reading a book on my lounge chair, that last Saturday when the sun was shining, I placed a blanket on my front stairs.
Put on a fleece coat and sat outside on the step til my bottom got too cold.
Even Stewart our cat is getting tired of the snow.

Well, enough my winter blues. As we all know, seasons change and soon I’ll be sitting outside enjoying the warmth and sunshine!
Here is a new recipe for you to try.
When I called these nut bars gooey, I really do mean it. Very much like butter tarts, except I made a grain free, no starch crust, and no raisins were used.
I suggest placing the bars when finished baking into the refrigerator to completely cool before cutting. I also kept my bars in the fridge. They will last a week no problem, well… that’s if your family hasn’t eaten them all.
Feel free to use whatever nuts you want. I understand that there are allergy issues for some, so I suggest 2 cups of mixed nuts. You decide what you’d like to use.
Recipe will still turn out great.
Enjoy!

Gluten Free Apricot Granola Bars

It is definitely Christmas season here in Calgary. Last week, we attended 2 Christmas parties and this week we have 3 and it is not even December yet.
Yikes!
As all of you know, who are gluten free, this time of the year can be very difficult. Pretty much all of the parties that we will attend, there will be nothing “safe” for me to eat.
I use the word safe, because at one of my last parties there was a veggie and cheese tray.
Hmmm I thought, veggies, cheese, this should be fine. Well, I was wrong and suffered the consequences later that night. I did not have the worst reaction I’ve ever had, but I did not feel good at all.
My advice for this time of the year is to always eat before. Make sure you have a full meal before you attend the party. This way, one, you have food in your stomach if you are going to consume alcohol, but also, if there is nothing for you to eat, you won’t have to go hungry.
I also bring a granola bar with me too.
If I stay late and need a munchie I have a safe one to eat. Granola bars make no mess either and are small enough that you can eat it quickly and no one would notice.
Here is a recipe for the best granola bars I’ve ever made.
Truly, these are delicious!

Gluten Free Apricot Granola Bars Recipe
Gluten Free Apricot Granola Bars Recipe
Gluten Free Apricot Granola Bars Recipe




Gluten Free Apricot Granola Bars

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • 2 1/2 cup  non-contaminated oats
  • 2/3 cup chopped up dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup dark Gluten-Free Chocolate chips Enjoy Life brand is great
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl add oats, cranberries, almonds, apricots, coconut and cinnamon.
  • Stir to combine.
  • In a small saucepan combine butter with corn syrup and brown sugar.
  • Heat over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour butter mixture over dry ingredients and mix.
  • Add chocolate chips and stir.
  • Pour mixture into lined pan and press down to smooth out.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Let cool.
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Gluten-Free No Bake Rocky Road Squares

These gluten-free no-bake rocky road squares are simple so easy to make and are the perfect dessert if you love chocolate and marshmallows.
These gluten-free no bake rocky road squares are simply so easy to make and are the perfect recipe if you love chocolate and marshmallows.

These gluten-free no-bake rocky road squares are simply so easy to make and are the perfect recipe if you love chocolate and marshmallows. With only 7 ingredients, you can make these gluten-free no-bake rocky road bars for your family.

I love a no bake recipe, especially in the summertime when I do not want to turn my oven on. No need to heat up the house! These gluten-free rocky road squares are an oh-so-sharable no-bake dessert that everyone will love. This recipe was originally posted in December 2012. I have taken new photos and updated the blog post.

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Chocolate, broken up gluten-free graham crackers and marshmallows make up these easy no-bake squares. Who doesn’t love chocolate and marshmallow together? The addition of sliced almonds and shredded coconut, takes these bars to the next level.

These gluten-free no bake rocky road squares are simply so easy to make and are the perfect recipe if you love chocolate and marshmallows.

Once you have melted the chocolate, butter and corn syrup together , you pour it over the dry ingredients and give it a good stir. That’s it! Spread the mixture in a square baking pan and let it chill in the fridge for at least a 1/2 hour.

Boom! You’ve got a delicious and easy no-bake gluten-free chocolate treat that everyone will love.

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INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THE SQUARES:

These gluten-free no bake rocky road squares are simply so easy to make and are the perfect recipe if you love chocolate and marshmallows.

I love a good rocky road square. Rich creamy chocolate, pillowy marshmallows and crunch from the broken graham crackers, make these bars so tasty.

I had forgotten about this gluten-free no bake recipe on my blog and I am so happy I updated it. I have now made the squares twice in the last month. Everyone raves about them!

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HOW TO MAKE THE SQUARES:

  1. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, break up the graham crackers into small pieces.
  3. Add the marshmallows, almonds and shredded coconut to the bowl and stir.
  4. In a small saucepan add the butter, corn syrup and chocolate.
  5. Melt on low heat. stirring occasionally.
  6. Once melted, give the mixture a good stir and pour it over the dry ingredients.
  7. Give it a good stir until every bit is covered in chocolate.
  8. Pour into lined pan and press down lightly..
  9. Put squares into fridge to cool for at least a 1/2 hour.
  10. Remove and slice.
These gluten-free no-bake rocky road squares are simply so easy to make and is the perfect recipe is you love chocolate and marshmallows.

No fuss desserts, especially in the summer is my thing. It is nice to have an easy no-fuss recipe to make when you are entertaining family or friends. These easy to make gluten-free rocky road squares will become a favourite of your family too.

A simple no-bake dessert that chocolate and marshmallow dreams are made of.

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These gluten-free no-bake rocky road squares are simple so easy to make and are the perfect dessert if you love chocolate and marshmallows.

Gluten-Free No Bake Rocky Road Squares

These gluten-free no bake rocky road squares are simply so easy to make and the perfect recipe if you love chocolate and marshmallows.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
refrigeration 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, snacks, treats
Cuisine American
Servings 16

Equipment

  • measuring cups and spoons
  • medium mixing bowl
  • small saucepan
  • spatula
  • wooden spoon
  • parchment paper
  • square baking pan

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Line a square baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl break up graham crackers into smaller pieces.
  • Add marshmallows, almonds and coconut and stir.
  • In a small saucpan on low heat melt butter, corn syrup and chocolate.
  • Stir occasionally and once melted stir mixture really well.
  • Pour over dry ingredients and stir well.
  • Add mixture to the lined pan.
  • Lightly pat mixture smooth and place in refrigerator to set for at least a 1/2 hour.
  • Cut into bars and enjoy!!
Keyword gluten-free, no bake bars, no bake treats, no-bake, rocky road bars, rocky road squares, summer dessert
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