Blueberry Quinoa Protein Bars

Blueberry Quinoa Protein Bars

Blueberry Quinoa Protein Snack Bars, the healthy snack that you’ll want to eat every Day!

Are you tired of health food snacks that taste like cardboard? Are you looking for a healthy well rounded snack that you will actually enjoy eating? Then you have got to try these Blueberry Quinoa Protein Bars. They are the perfect snack after a workout, to get over your mid day slump, or anytime you are feeling hungry.

These Blueberry Energy bars will give you the boost you need after a workout, fueling your body to get through the rest of the day. Additionally, if your goal is to lose weight, these energy bars will help you to do just that. Packed with essential amino acids, protein, and healthy carbs to promote weight loss.

Are you ready to enjoy these AMAZING Blueberry Energy Bars? Here is what you will need, and the step-by-step instructions to make them:

Equipment:

  • Square Baking Dish
  • Parchment Paper
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 2 Medium Bowls

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Start by cooking the quinoa following the package directions, then allow the quinoa to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Place the cooking rack in the middle of the oven. 
  4. Lightly coat a 9 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. It is always a good idea to have a little overhang, this gives you something to grab onto when you want to remove the food from the pan. Then lightly coat the parchment paper with cooking spray. 
  5. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients: oats, quinoa, protein mix cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir until well combined. 
  6. In a separate large bowl combine all wet ingredients: milk, apple sauce, syrup, almond butter, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined. 
  7. Once both mixes are combined, pour the dry mix into the wet mix, about a quarter cup at a time. Mix well and continue to add until all dry ingredients have been incorporated into the wet mix. The consistency will be similar to oatmeal. 
  8. Then you will gently fold in the blueberries to the mixture. 
  9. Pour the entire mixture into baking dish, be sure to to press the mix into the pan to remove any air pockets. You can even lift the dish 1-2 inches from the counter and then firmly smack it back down on the counter, be careful but firm. This trick helps to remove the air pockets from the dish. You want to remove the air so your dish doesn’t turn out too crumbly and you are able to cut it into squares. 
  10. Cook for 35 minutes are 350° or until the top is golden brown and you are able to insert a toothpick and remove it cleanly. 
  11. Once done remove from the oven. Using the overhang of the parchment paper pull the mixture out of the dish. Place on a wire wrack to cool for at least 15 minutes to ensure they set up. 
  12. Cut into 12 squares and serve! 
Blueberry Quinoa Protein Bars sitting on a round wooded cutting board with a cream and grey stripped napkin and wooden serving fork

Make Ahead Snack Tips:

These delicious and easy Blueberry Quinoa Protein Power Bars are a perfect make ahead or meal prep snack.

When Stored:

  • Room Temp: They will last 2 days
  • The Fridge: They will last up to 1 week
  • The Freezer: They will last up to 6 months.

Check out my Guide for Proper Freezer Storage Tips and Tricks.

I love eating these bars a little warm. Therefore, no matter how you store them, try warming them up in the microwave for 30 seconds before eating them. The blueberries get warm and gooey…SO GOOD!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook or Rest Time: 35 minutes
Cooling: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Snacking
Servings: 12 Bar
Calories: 155kcal
Blueberry Quinoa Protein Bars

Equipment

  • Square Baking Dish
  • Parchment Paper
  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 2 Medium Bowls

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Start by cooking the quinoa following the package directions, then allow the quinoa to cool. 1½ cups cooked is about ¾ cups dry.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Place the cooking rack in the middle of the oven.
  • Lightly coat a 9 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. 
    It is always a good idea to have a little overhang, this gives you something to grab onto when you want to remove the food from the pan. 
    Then lightly coat the parchment paper with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients: oats, quinoa, protein mix cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir until well combined.
  • In a separate large bowl combine all wet ingredients: milk, apple sauce, syrup, almond butter, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined.
  • Once both mixes are combined, pour the dry mix into the wet mix, about a quarter cup at a time. Mix well and continue to add until all dry ingredients have been incorporated into the wet mix. The consistency will be similar to oatmeal.
  • Then you will gently fold in the blueberries to the mixture.
  • Pour the entire mixture into baking dish, be sure to to press the mix into the pan to remove any air pockets. You can even lift the dish 1-2 inches from the counter and then firmly smack it back down on the counter, be careful but firm. This trick helps to remove the air pockets from the dish. You want to remove the air so your dish doesn't turn out too crumbly and you are able to cut it into squares.
  • Cook for 35 minutes are 350° or until the top is golden brown and you are able to insert a toothpick and remove it cleanly.
  • Once done remove from the oven. Using the overhang of the parchment paper pull the mixture out of the dish. Place on a wire wrack to cool for at least 15 minutes to ensure they set up.
  • Cut into 12 squares and serve! 
The perfect well rounded, healthy snack to keep you on your goal of weight loss, while satisfying your sweet tooth!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Quinoa Protein Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.7g7%
Saturated Fat 0.9g6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 15.4mg5%
Sodium 142.2mg6%
Potassium 100.2mg3%
Carbohydrates 21.1g7%
Fiber 3.2g13%
Sugar 5.7g6%
Protein 7.6g15%
Vitamin A 5.4IU0%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 9.4mg1%
Iron 11.4mg63%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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