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Quinoa & Goji Berry Granola Bars Recipe

Made with Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend, these chewy granola bars make for a tasty and convenient quick snack on the go. These granola bars created by celebrity chef Marisa Churchill have 7% fewer calories* and 64% less sugar* than the regular brown sugar-sweetened version. Makes 12 bars.

Serving size

1 bar (40g)

Calories

140 Calories

Ingredients

  • 1 12 cups oats

  • 12 cup quinoa, uncooked

  • 14 cup almonds, chopped

  • 12 cup goji berries

  • 13 cup + 1 Tbsp Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend

  • 3 Tbsp water

  • 3 Tbsp organic coconut oil

  • 12 tsp vanilla extract

  • 12 tsp salt

Directions

  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 350°F with a rack in the center position. Line a 6 12” x 10” pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. You do not need to grease the paper. Set the pan aside.

  • 2.

    Spread the oats, quinoa and almonds onto a sheet pan and toast in the oven for 10 minutes, until the nuts are golden brown and fragrant. Remove from the oven and set aside.

  • 3.

    In a medium pot, combine the Truvía® Brown Sugar Blend, water, coconut oil, vanilla and salt. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

  • 4.

    Fill a cup with cool water. After the syrup has cooked for 5 to 10 minutes, test the syrup by spooning several drops into the cold water. When the syrup no longer dissolves, but instead forms solid drops in the water that are firm to the touch, your syrup is done cooking. Immediately remove the pot from the heat and pour all of the contents from the sheet pan, and the goji berries into the pot. Stir until thoroughly combined.

  • 5.

    Spread the mixture into the prepared pan using a rubber heat resistant spatula. Use the spatula to press the mixture firmly and evenly in the pan. Allow the bars to cool for 4 to 5 hours.

  • 6.

    After 4 to 5 hours the bars will still be soft enough to cut. Cut the mixture into 4 long strips length wise, and 3 even strips width wise. Allow the bars to firm up in the pan, uncovered for 24 hours.

  • 7.

    After 24 hours, remove the bars from the pan. If the bottoms of the bars are not completely dry, place them on a piece of parchment for 1 hour, bottom sides up, before individually wrapping.

  • 8.

    The granola bars will last at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.

*These bars have 140 calories and 5 grams of sugar per serving compared to the regular brown sugar-sweetened version which have 150 calories and 14 grams of sugar per serving.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 140
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 120mg
Total Carbohydrate 22g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 5g
Erythritol 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 0% DV
Vitamin C 40% DV
Calcium 2% DV
Iron 8% DV

Quinoa & Goji Berry Granola Bars is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good ingredients but recipe needs some work This recipe is confusing because it doesn't say if you are baking the granola bars or just toasting the grain/nut ingredients. I'm really not sure if the recipe will work or not since the quinoa is not cooked if you just toast it for 10 minutes?
Date published: 2016-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and Delicious Se easy! A couple simple steps and done. I added a quarter cup of wheat germ to the oats before toasting and a half cup of dried cranberries to the gogi berries. To make sure both sides dried, I turned the whole thing over after 12 hours.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! These are delicious......I love cooking with Truvia.....such a wonderful natural taste.
Date published: 2015-01-30
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