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Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Breakfast Bars

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

These amazing Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast Bars will make all your fall dreams come true! High in protein, fiber and complex carbs, they're the perfect way to start the day! 
Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast Bars -- high in protein, naturally sweetened and gluten-free!

When pumpkin season strikes, you know we're going all in.

Last week, I picked up 12 (yes, 12!) cans of pumpkin puree because it was on sale thinking it would last me at least until February. Nope, already running through them like crazy and only have 4 left.

So what have we been up to? Well for starters, if you haven't tried my Vegan Pumpkin Donuts, hit pause on this recipe and make those asap. Next, I've been making loaf after loaf of my Quinoa Pumpkin Bread. We slammed our way through a batch of my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes yesterday, annnd I've been testing these new quinoa breakfast bars!

How to make the BEST pumpkin pie quinoa breakfast bars using just ONE BOWL!

What I love about making pumpkin treats is that pumpkin is actually quite nutritious. Not only is it a teeny bit sweet, which means we can reduce our sugar, but it's also fiber-packed and is an awesome way to reduce the oil in recipes!

And just like with these pumpkin quinoa breakfast bars, we're making everything with nutrient-dense, protein-rich ingredients to make them the perfect breakfast treat!

Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast Bars -- high in protein, naturally sweetened and gluten-free!

Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast Bars -- high in protein, naturally sweetened and gluten-free!

Quinoa breakfast bars have been around SQ for about 2 years now, but why it has taken me this long to try a pumpkin variety, I'll never know. Because these babies are SO delicious!

They're gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free and can easily by make without nuts. Plus, they only use one bowl and are awesome for meal prep!

PUMPKIN QUINOA BREAKFAST BARS >> made with oats, quinoa, pumpkin, banana and just a few other HEALTHY ingredients! [vegan]

But my favorite way to enjoy them?

Slightly warmed, with a drizzle of nut butter and a cup of hot coffee (or pumpkin spice matcha latte). This was pretty much my breakfast scene all week long this past week and it was heavenly.

Since the weather has seemed to turn more towards winter, warm, cozy breakfasts like this are a must!

PUMPKIN QUINOA BREAKFAST BARS >> made with oats, quinoa, pumpkin, banana and just a few other HEALTHY ingredients! [vegan]

But I also must insist these breakfasts are also nutritious. Because I'm a firm believer that how you fuel your body has the largest impact on your health.

So if you're someone who struggles with energy, these quinoa breakfast bars would serve as a perfect breakfast. The protein and healthy fats will help fuel you up, the fiber will help keep you full and the natural sugars won't spike your blood sugar and cause that mid-morning crash.

And dipped in a steaming up of coffee? Even better!

PUMPKIN QUINOA BREAKFAST BARS >> made with oats, quinoa, pumpkin, banana and just a few other HEALTHY ingredients! [vegan]

I can't wait to see your recreations of these breakfast bars ❤ make sure to share a photo with me on Instagram by tagging @simplyquinoa or #simplyquinoa!

And if you're looking for some other breakfast bar inspiration, you should definitely try my Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bars and my Lemon Raspberry Quinoa Breakfast Bars!

PUMPKIN QUINOA BREAKFAST BARS >> made with oats, quinoa, pumpkin, banana and just a few other HEALTHY ingredients! [vegan]

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Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Breakfast Bars

 These amazing Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast Bars will make all your fall dreams come true! High in protein, fiber and complex carbs, they're the perfect way to start the day! 

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast bar, pumpkin pie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Calories 96 kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mashed banana about 1 medium
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of choice or seed butter for nut-free option
  • 1 flax egg 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal + 3 Tbsp water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds optional
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8″x 8″ baking pan with parchment paper and grease the sides with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the banana, pumpkin, nut butter, flax egg and syrup until smooth. Add oats, quinoa, sugar, hemp seeds, baking powder and spices, and mix everything together until fully incorporated. The batter should be moist and somewhat sticky.
  3. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and smooth with a spatula.
  4. Bake on the center rack for 22 - 23 minutes until the bars are golden brown and firm to the touch.
  5. Remove and let cool completely in the pan completely, then remove and slice into squares (or rectangles). Store in an airtight container for 4 – 5 days in the fridge.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Breakfast Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Potassium 152mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 23.9%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 3.8%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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  1. These are so good! I sprinkled a few chocolate chips on for good measure! Quick question – do you think these would freeze well? I can’t finish 16 bars by myself in 5 days 😉

  2. Hello! I just made this recipe and is it ever delish!
    I’m hoping my five year old son will like this. He’s a pretty fussy eater so I’m trying to get good food into him.
    I studded the top of the bars with mini chocolate chips before baking, hoping that will be incentive for him to try one tomorrow.
    Thank you!

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