Quick Quinoa Nut Bars Recipe

Quinoa Nut Bars Recipe

I am trying to be a little healthier with my snacking and not reach for the chocolate bar as soon as I get that first pang of hunger. I love having a stash of quinoa bars in my fridge as it stops me snacking on rubbish, but the Aldi goji & cranberry quinoa bars I love are sometimes hard to find.

I have been experimenting with this recipe for a while and I think I have finally nailed it! Most of the recipes I have seen online just fall apart or don’t taste sweet enough for my palette, so I kept compiling a recipe until it was quick, tasty and didn’t break into chunks as soon as it was cut.

They are so filling and easy to make and are just 214 calories each making them a perfect snack. They are also vegan, and you can make it with almond butter if you have a peanut allergy.

Makes 10 small bars.

Nutty Quinoa Bars


130g Quinoa

100g Almonds

30g Sunflower Seeds

50g Pistachios

10g Chia Seeds

10g Sesame Seeds

120g Peanut Butter

120g Maple Syrup


Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a 9 inch square baking tin with baking paper, leaving enough overhang to remove once cooked.

Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix! This will take some man power all the ingredients need to be covered with the maple syrup and peanut butter.

Nutty Quinoa Bars

Transfer into the baking tin and press down very firmly to create a flat surface and ensure all the ingredients are packed together.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack in the tin to cool completely.

Place in the fridge to firm up for an hour and then remove from the tin and slice.

Nutty Quinoa Bars

Store in the fridge for up to two weeks.

I really hope you enjoy this recipe, I loved developing it!

4 Comments Add yours

  1. It really is difficult not to reach for a chocolate bar when you’re feeling peckish, isn’t it?! These tasty nut bars seem like an amazing alternative, however! At under 250 cal, they are the ideal snack food, and the nut content probably keeps you feeling fuller for way longer than a chocolate bar would as well! I actually have a lot of the ingredients you’ve listed here in my cupboard already, so I’m definitely going to have to try these out this week!

    Abbey xx

  2. Great post! These sound so yummy. I made something similar with a honey alternative.
    Siobhan | http://www.veganbabelife.co.uk

    1. willflirtforfood says:

      I tried it with agave syrup but didn’t like it as much! It needed to be sweeter! X

      1. Yeah I agree. I love maple syrup too

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