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No-Bake Quinoa Protein Bars

No-Bake Quinoa Protein Bars


"These are protein and whole grain packed, with just enough sweetness. They are perfect for a quick snack that will help you power through the next part of your day! Bars can be stored in the freezer for a quick grab-n-go breakfast! See notes for other variations."
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1 h 30 m servings 245 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings


  • Calories:
  • 245 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.4g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 7.1 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 64 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  • Prep

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  1. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Blend quinoa, dates, honey, applesauce, coconut, sunflower seeds, coconut oil, and vanilla together in a food processor until smooth. Add enough of the oats to fill the processor bowl and and blend until combined.
  3. Stir the quinoa mixture with the remaining oats, flax seed, protein powder, sesame seeds, chia seeds, and salt in a large bowl until mixture is able to hold it's shape without sticking to you hands. Press mixture firmly into prepared baking pan and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If mixture is too sticky, you can add more oats. If mixture is too crumbly, you can add more applesauce.
  • You could throw in some nuts, almond meal, chocolate chips, dry milk powder, cocoa, or dried fruits depending on your cravings/goals and the consistency of the mix. You could also substitute peanuts/peanut butter for the sunflower seeds, agave for the honey, or quick-cooking oats for the old fashioned variety.

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This is AWESOME! My toddler and preschooler thought it was cookie dough the night I made it! I put it in mini muffin tins and then let it "dry out" overnight and it was more like a dense muffin...

These turned out SO DELICIOUS! I used the recipe as a base and then added a few more things that we like. I think the original recipe would be super good too, just wanted to throw some more th...

Husband approved, added one more TBS of vanilla


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