Fruit and Nut Bars with Quinoa

This bar is packed full of nutritious ingredients including pecans, cranberries and crunchy raw quinoa.


1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup oat bran
1/2 cup pecans
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup cranberries
1/3 cup dates
1 banana
1/3 cup almond butter
1/3 cup honey

Place oats, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, oat bran, pecans, raisins, cranberries and dates in a food processor and pulse until the fruit and nuts are finely chopped. Break up the banana into 4 or 5 pieces and put them in the food processor, along with almond butter and honey. Pulse again until mixture begins to stick together. Pour mixture into a greased or parchment-lined 9 x 9 inch pan. Bake at 325 for 25 minutes.

These bars were such a yummy treat. What a bonus that they’re actually good for you too! I loved how the quinoa added a nice crunch to them. The boys ate these up with no complaints. Cole even had one for breakfast when he didn’t feel like having cereal. They’re great for packing in lunches or any time you’re on the go. For more lunch ideas, check out the post on packing lunches.

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Welcome! I’m Megan.

My kids like to whine, especially when it comes to the food they eat, but that doesn’t stop me from trying to make tasty and healthy meals for them. Follow along as I share family-friendly recipes and reviews from my picky family members, who I lovingly call “The Whine Critics.” Read More…

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