Coconut Chai Quinoa Breakfast Bars
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
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Serves: 16 bars
 
These coconut chai quinoa breakfast bars are vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, filled with plant-based protein. They also make a great grab-and-go vegan breakfast
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups quick cooking oats
  • 1½ cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 tsp ground flax
  • 2 - 3 tsp chai spice, more or less to taste
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup coconut butter, melted
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup apple sauce
  • ⅓ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup mix ins of choice (e.g. shredded coconut, chocolate chips, nuts, seeds etc.)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F, line an 8x8 cake tin with parchment paper and set aside
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients
  3. Add the coconut butter, maple syrup and applesauce and mix until well combined
  4. Pour in the almond milk and continue to mix
  5. Fold in the mix ins
  6. Pour the batter into prepared baking dish and top with extra mix ins, if desired
  7. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until the edges are beginning to brown and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean
  8. Allow to cool 5 minutes in the baking dish, then remove and transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before slicing
  9. Drizzle with extra coconut butter, if desired
  10. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week
Notes
If making your own spice, combine 1 tsp ground cardamom, ½ tsp ground star anise, 2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground cloves, 3 tsp ground ginger and ½ tsp ground peppercorn and use 2 tsp of this mixture
Recipe by Diary of an ExSloth at http://www.exsloth.com/coconut-quinoa-breakfast-bars/