Tropical Quinoa Health Bars


Papaya, mango, and coconut fill these ultra healthy bars with tastes of the tropics.

Tropical Quinoa Health Bars

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Tropical Quinoa Health Bars

Tropical Quinoa Health Bars

Ingredients

* 1 1/4 cup dry quinoa
* 2 1/2 cups water
* 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk
* 3 eggs – I didn’t try the recipe with flax eggs, but it may work!
* 3 tbsp chia seeds
* 1 cup dried mango, cut into bite size pieces*
* 1/2 cup dried papaya, cut into bite size pieces
* 1/2 cup dried figs, cut into bite size pieces
* 1/4 cup honey
* 3 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
* 1/4 tsp Himalayan rock salt

Directions

  1. Rinse quinoa by placing it in a strainer and running it under water for 1 minute. Transfer for a medium sized saucepan, add water and cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer for 20-25 minutes. Don’t remove the lid while cooking. Once complete, remove lid and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 325F and line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper across both sides for easy lifting and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine quinoa, coconut milk, eggs, and chia. Stir until fully combined.
  4. Add remaining ingredients.
  5. Press firmly into prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until lightly golden.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 1 hour before cutting.
  7. Cut with a sharp knife.