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Banana Chocolate Quinoa Bars

Banana Chocolate Quinoa Bars

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 13- by 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang on each long side to help you lift your bars out later.

In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle or with an electric mixer, beat the bananas, sunflower butter, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon and salt until it’s a nice creamy consistency.

In a large bowl, toss together the oats, quinoa and chocolate chips. Shake the dry ingredients into the bowl of banana mixture. Stir with the mixer until everything is completely combined. You may need to stop to scrape down the edges of the bowl. Turn everything out of the bowl and into the baking pan.

Spread the batter so it goes right to the edges of the pan. Smooth the top using a spatula.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until golden. Allow it to cool completely before applying the drizzle.

In a small saucepan, heat the remaining chocolate chips and coconut oil over very low heat, stirring now and then, until they melt. Pop the sauce in the fridge for a moment to firm slightly. Use a small spoon or spatula to drizzle chocolate over your bars. Lift the bars from the pan and cut into 18 pieces.

Store in an airtight container in a cool spot for up to 1 week. Just before packing them into a lunch, wrap them in plastic wrap or parchment paper to keep the chocolate from coming off.

Recipe excerpted with permission from The School Year Survival Cookbook by Laura Keogh and Ceri Marsh (Random House, 2017)


Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Bars

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Banana Breakfast Bars are made with oatmeal and quinoa for a soft and chewy make-ahead breakfast or snack. They have the sweet and nutty flavors of classic banana nut bread, but are packed whole grains and protein. So this healthy gluten free breakfast bar recipe will keep you full and satisfied. Bake a batch and keep them in the freezer for busy mornings!

I like to pride myself on the fact that my kids are pretty good eaters and not super picky. However, they are kids, and there are a few healthy foods where I have to use my stealth cooking skills to get them to willingly dig in.

One of those is quinoa. Yes, my friends, I am a quinoa ninja.

A healthy helping of cheddar cheese plus a dunk in ketchup makes Cheesy Quinoa Bites a finger food fave. And what kid doesn’t love barbecue sauce and Ranch dressing? So Barbecue Ranch Quinoa Chicken Salad is actually a welcome addition to dinner.

But the best quinoa recipe for kids that I’ve ever found are these healthy breakfast bars. I’ve made Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Bars and Pumpkin Breakfast Bars, and these are happily devoured in the morning. I just tell the kids they are oatmeal breakfast bars. No need to mention the quinoa!

So I added another favorite fruit – bananas – and these might just be the all-time favorite quinoa breakfast bars I’ve ever made! I can even be super sneaky and get some dreaded spinach into their bellies by serving one with a blueberry smoothie.


Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Bars

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Banana Breakfast Bars are made with oatmeal and quinoa for a soft and chewy make-ahead breakfast or snack. They have the sweet and nutty flavors of classic banana nut bread, but are packed whole grains and protein. So this healthy gluten free breakfast bar recipe will keep you full and satisfied. Bake a batch and keep them in the freezer for busy mornings!

I like to pride myself on the fact that my kids are pretty good eaters and not super picky. However, they are kids, and there are a few healthy foods where I have to use my stealth cooking skills to get them to willingly dig in.

One of those is quinoa. Yes, my friends, I am a quinoa ninja.

A healthy helping of cheddar cheese plus a dunk in ketchup makes Cheesy Quinoa Bites a finger food fave. And what kid doesn’t love barbecue sauce and Ranch dressing? So Barbecue Ranch Quinoa Chicken Salad is actually a welcome addition to dinner.

But the best quinoa recipe for kids that I’ve ever found are these healthy breakfast bars. I’ve made Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Bars and Pumpkin Breakfast Bars, and these are happily devoured in the morning. I just tell the kids they are oatmeal breakfast bars. No need to mention the quinoa!

So I added another favorite fruit – bananas – and these might just be the all-time favorite quinoa breakfast bars I’ve ever made! I can even be super sneaky and get some dreaded spinach into their bellies by serving one with a blueberry smoothie.


Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Bars

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Banana Breakfast Bars are made with oatmeal and quinoa for a soft and chewy make-ahead breakfast or snack. They have the sweet and nutty flavors of classic banana nut bread, but are packed whole grains and protein. So this healthy gluten free breakfast bar recipe will keep you full and satisfied. Bake a batch and keep them in the freezer for busy mornings!

I like to pride myself on the fact that my kids are pretty good eaters and not super picky. However, they are kids, and there are a few healthy foods where I have to use my stealth cooking skills to get them to willingly dig in.

One of those is quinoa. Yes, my friends, I am a quinoa ninja.

A healthy helping of cheddar cheese plus a dunk in ketchup makes Cheesy Quinoa Bites a finger food fave. And what kid doesn’t love barbecue sauce and Ranch dressing? So Barbecue Ranch Quinoa Chicken Salad is actually a welcome addition to dinner.

But the best quinoa recipe for kids that I’ve ever found are these healthy breakfast bars. I’ve made Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Bars and Pumpkin Breakfast Bars, and these are happily devoured in the morning. I just tell the kids they are oatmeal breakfast bars. No need to mention the quinoa!

So I added another favorite fruit – bananas – and these might just be the all-time favorite quinoa breakfast bars I’ve ever made! I can even be super sneaky and get some dreaded spinach into their bellies by serving one with a blueberry smoothie.


Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Bars

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Banana Breakfast Bars are made with oatmeal and quinoa for a soft and chewy make-ahead breakfast or snack. They have the sweet and nutty flavors of classic banana nut bread, but are packed whole grains and protein. So this healthy gluten free breakfast bar recipe will keep you full and satisfied. Bake a batch and keep them in the freezer for busy mornings!

I like to pride myself on the fact that my kids are pretty good eaters and not super picky. However, they are kids, and there are a few healthy foods where I have to use my stealth cooking skills to get them to willingly dig in.

One of those is quinoa. Yes, my friends, I am a quinoa ninja.

A healthy helping of cheddar cheese plus a dunk in ketchup makes Cheesy Quinoa Bites a finger food fave. And what kid doesn’t love barbecue sauce and Ranch dressing? So Barbecue Ranch Quinoa Chicken Salad is actually a welcome addition to dinner.

But the best quinoa recipe for kids that I’ve ever found are these healthy breakfast bars. I’ve made Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Bars and Pumpkin Breakfast Bars, and these are happily devoured in the morning. I just tell the kids they are oatmeal breakfast bars. No need to mention the quinoa!

So I added another favorite fruit – bananas – and these might just be the all-time favorite quinoa breakfast bars I’ve ever made! I can even be super sneaky and get some dreaded spinach into their bellies by serving one with a blueberry smoothie.


Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Bars

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Banana Breakfast Bars are made with oatmeal and quinoa for a soft and chewy make-ahead breakfast or snack. They have the sweet and nutty flavors of classic banana nut bread, but are packed whole grains and protein. So this healthy gluten free breakfast bar recipe will keep you full and satisfied. Bake a batch and keep them in the freezer for busy mornings!

I like to pride myself on the fact that my kids are pretty good eaters and not super picky. However, they are kids, and there are a few healthy foods where I have to use my stealth cooking skills to get them to willingly dig in.

One of those is quinoa. Yes, my friends, I am a quinoa ninja.

A healthy helping of cheddar cheese plus a dunk in ketchup makes Cheesy Quinoa Bites a finger food fave. And what kid doesn’t love barbecue sauce and Ranch dressing? So Barbecue Ranch Quinoa Chicken Salad is actually a welcome addition to dinner.

But the best quinoa recipe for kids that I’ve ever found are these healthy breakfast bars. I’ve made Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Bars and Pumpkin Breakfast Bars, and these are happily devoured in the morning. I just tell the kids they are oatmeal breakfast bars. No need to mention the quinoa!

So I added another favorite fruit – bananas – and these might just be the all-time favorite quinoa breakfast bars I’ve ever made! I can even be super sneaky and get some dreaded spinach into their bellies by serving one with a blueberry smoothie.


Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Bars

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Banana Breakfast Bars are made with oatmeal and quinoa for a soft and chewy make-ahead breakfast or snack. They have the sweet and nutty flavors of classic banana nut bread, but are packed whole grains and protein. So this healthy gluten free breakfast bar recipe will keep you full and satisfied. Bake a batch and keep them in the freezer for busy mornings!

I like to pride myself on the fact that my kids are pretty good eaters and not super picky. However, they are kids, and there are a few healthy foods where I have to use my stealth cooking skills to get them to willingly dig in.

One of those is quinoa. Yes, my friends, I am a quinoa ninja.

A healthy helping of cheddar cheese plus a dunk in ketchup makes Cheesy Quinoa Bites a finger food fave. And what kid doesn’t love barbecue sauce and Ranch dressing? So Barbecue Ranch Quinoa Chicken Salad is actually a welcome addition to dinner.

But the best quinoa recipe for kids that I’ve ever found are these healthy breakfast bars. I’ve made Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Bars and Pumpkin Breakfast Bars, and these are happily devoured in the morning. I just tell the kids they are oatmeal breakfast bars. No need to mention the quinoa!

So I added another favorite fruit – bananas – and these might just be the all-time favorite quinoa breakfast bars I’ve ever made! I can even be super sneaky and get some dreaded spinach into their bellies by serving one with a blueberry smoothie.


Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Bars

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Banana Breakfast Bars are made with oatmeal and quinoa for a soft and chewy make-ahead breakfast or snack. They have the sweet and nutty flavors of classic banana nut bread, but are packed whole grains and protein. So this healthy gluten free breakfast bar recipe will keep you full and satisfied. Bake a batch and keep them in the freezer for busy mornings!

I like to pride myself on the fact that my kids are pretty good eaters and not super picky. However, they are kids, and there are a few healthy foods where I have to use my stealth cooking skills to get them to willingly dig in.

One of those is quinoa. Yes, my friends, I am a quinoa ninja.

A healthy helping of cheddar cheese plus a dunk in ketchup makes Cheesy Quinoa Bites a finger food fave. And what kid doesn’t love barbecue sauce and Ranch dressing? So Barbecue Ranch Quinoa Chicken Salad is actually a welcome addition to dinner.

But the best quinoa recipe for kids that I’ve ever found are these healthy breakfast bars. I’ve made Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Bars and Pumpkin Breakfast Bars, and these are happily devoured in the morning. I just tell the kids they are oatmeal breakfast bars. No need to mention the quinoa!

So I added another favorite fruit – bananas – and these might just be the all-time favorite quinoa breakfast bars I’ve ever made! I can even be super sneaky and get some dreaded spinach into their bellies by serving one with a blueberry smoothie.


Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Bars

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Banana Breakfast Bars are made with oatmeal and quinoa for a soft and chewy make-ahead breakfast or snack. They have the sweet and nutty flavors of classic banana nut bread, but are packed whole grains and protein. So this healthy gluten free breakfast bar recipe will keep you full and satisfied. Bake a batch and keep them in the freezer for busy mornings!

I like to pride myself on the fact that my kids are pretty good eaters and not super picky. However, they are kids, and there are a few healthy foods where I have to use my stealth cooking skills to get them to willingly dig in.

One of those is quinoa. Yes, my friends, I am a quinoa ninja.

A healthy helping of cheddar cheese plus a dunk in ketchup makes Cheesy Quinoa Bites a finger food fave. And what kid doesn’t love barbecue sauce and Ranch dressing? So Barbecue Ranch Quinoa Chicken Salad is actually a welcome addition to dinner.

But the best quinoa recipe for kids that I’ve ever found are these healthy breakfast bars. I’ve made Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Bars and Pumpkin Breakfast Bars, and these are happily devoured in the morning. I just tell the kids they are oatmeal breakfast bars. No need to mention the quinoa!

So I added another favorite fruit – bananas – and these might just be the all-time favorite quinoa breakfast bars I’ve ever made! I can even be super sneaky and get some dreaded spinach into their bellies by serving one with a blueberry smoothie.


Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Bars

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Banana Breakfast Bars are made with oatmeal and quinoa for a soft and chewy make-ahead breakfast or snack. They have the sweet and nutty flavors of classic banana nut bread, but are packed whole grains and protein. So this healthy gluten free breakfast bar recipe will keep you full and satisfied. Bake a batch and keep them in the freezer for busy mornings!

I like to pride myself on the fact that my kids are pretty good eaters and not super picky. However, they are kids, and there are a few healthy foods where I have to use my stealth cooking skills to get them to willingly dig in.

One of those is quinoa. Yes, my friends, I am a quinoa ninja.

A healthy helping of cheddar cheese plus a dunk in ketchup makes Cheesy Quinoa Bites a finger food fave. And what kid doesn’t love barbecue sauce and Ranch dressing? So Barbecue Ranch Quinoa Chicken Salad is actually a welcome addition to dinner.

But the best quinoa recipe for kids that I’ve ever found are these healthy breakfast bars. I’ve made Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Bars and Pumpkin Breakfast Bars, and these are happily devoured in the morning. I just tell the kids they are oatmeal breakfast bars. No need to mention the quinoa!

So I added another favorite fruit – bananas – and these might just be the all-time favorite quinoa breakfast bars I’ve ever made! I can even be super sneaky and get some dreaded spinach into their bellies by serving one with a blueberry smoothie.


Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Bars

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Banana Breakfast Bars are made with oatmeal and quinoa for a soft and chewy make-ahead breakfast or snack. They have the sweet and nutty flavors of classic banana nut bread, but are packed whole grains and protein. So this healthy gluten free breakfast bar recipe will keep you full and satisfied. Bake a batch and keep them in the freezer for busy mornings!

I like to pride myself on the fact that my kids are pretty good eaters and not super picky. However, they are kids, and there are a few healthy foods where I have to use my stealth cooking skills to get them to willingly dig in.

One of those is quinoa. Yes, my friends, I am a quinoa ninja.

A healthy helping of cheddar cheese plus a dunk in ketchup makes Cheesy Quinoa Bites a finger food fave. And what kid doesn’t love barbecue sauce and Ranch dressing? So Barbecue Ranch Quinoa Chicken Salad is actually a welcome addition to dinner.

But the best quinoa recipe for kids that I’ve ever found are these healthy breakfast bars. I’ve made Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Bars and Pumpkin Breakfast Bars, and these are happily devoured in the morning. I just tell the kids they are oatmeal breakfast bars. No need to mention the quinoa!

So I added another favorite fruit – bananas – and these might just be the all-time favorite quinoa breakfast bars I’ve ever made! I can even be super sneaky and get some dreaded spinach into their bellies by serving one with a blueberry smoothie.


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