Oatmeal Quinoa Granola Bars

Quinoa grain
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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 3 to 4 cups (12 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
256 Calories
14g Fat
29g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 to 4 cups (12 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 256
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 35mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 6g
Calcium 31mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

It's easy to make your own super nutritious granola bars. Quinoa has a complete array of amino acids for grain and is rich in iron. Quinoa is usually sold in its natural state - it resembles tiny seeds - which can be cooked in water into a rice-like pilaf. But you can also buy quinoa flakes, in which the grain is processed to look like oatmeal. Quinoa flakes can be substituted for oatmeal in any baked good. Add whatever dried fruits or nuts you like to these granola bars.


  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa (flaked) 
  • 2 cups oats (old fashioned)
  • 1/2 nuts (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup coconut (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sugar (brown)
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried fruit (such as raisins, dried pineapple, dried mango, etc.)

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Line a 9x9 or 9x13 inch pan (depending on how thick you like your granola bars) with foil or parchment paper, letting the paper overhang the sides.
    Spread the oatmeal, quinoa, and chopped nuts on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until golden and fragrant, about 10 minutes.

  3. Melt the butter over low heat with the honey and brown sugar until the butter is melted and the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and the salt.
    Stir the butter/sugar mixture into the toasted oats and nuts. Stir in the eggs, chocolate chips, and dried fruit.

  4. Spread mixture into the baking pan and press firmly into pan.
    Bake for about 20 minutes, until golden brown.

  5. Let cool completely, then lift from pan using parchment, and cut into bars. Store granola bars in an airtight container.