Tropical Quinoa Health Bars

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

Eating Style: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Vegetarian

Prep Time:

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 3/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoon whole 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
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  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. Combine coconut milk, eggs, and chia in a small bowl. Stir and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 325F and line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper across both sides for easy lifting and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl combine quinoa with the coconut milk mixture. Stir until fully combined.
  5. Add remaining ingredients.
  6. Press firmly into prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until lightly golden.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes. Slide out of pan and continue to cool for another 40 minutes before cutting.
  8. Cut with a sharp knife.

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Notes

These bars are great but can get a little bit messy. The longer they sit, the firmer they’ll get. Or, stick them in the fridge for a couple of hours.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

  • Calories: 215
  • Calories from Fat: 91
  • Total Fat: 10.1
  • Saturated Fat: 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 31> mg
  • Sodium: 55 mg
  • Carbs: 28.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Net Carbs: 24.3 g
  • Sugars: 15.2 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g