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Strawberry Quinoa Breakfast Bars

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

These strawberry quinoa breakfast bars are a portable breakfast that is naturally sweetened, packed with fiber and protein, and are gluten-free + vegan!

Strawberry Quinoa Breakfast Bars--they're full of sweet, juicy strawberries, have tons of fiber and protein...and they're vegan!

Remember those blueberry quinoa breakfast bars from last summer? I made them on one of my visits to Vermont, where my mom and I picked a ton of blueberries and we needed to use them up. Funny thing is, today's recipe comes from the same exact inspiration.

I'm in Vermont. I went berry picking with my Mom. And now I have a ton of berries to use up. Only this time around we're using strawberries.

FRESH LOCAL STRAWBERRIES -- the perfect addition to these healthy quinoa breakfast bars!

The strawberries in Vermont are out of this world you guys. Like I don't know if it's just that I'm biased because I grew up here or the fact that they're getting picked and delivered to the farm stand in about a day, but they don't hold a candle to the ones you buy at the store.

They're super sweet, juicy and the color is incredible. This vibrant red that practically makes your mouth water because you know when you bite into one it's going to burst with delicious flavor.

How good do these quinoa breakfast bars look? Love that they're FLOURLESS and healthy -- naturally gluten-free + vegan too!

Just like my other quinoa breakfast bar recipes, these are 100% vegan and gluten-free, and totally healthy. They've got everything you need for a balanced breakfast. High in fiber, plant-based proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates. And they're in convenient, ready-to-go bar form!

How to make oat flour in your blender!

I did make two slight changes this time around. Instead of quick cooking oats, I used thick rolled oats that I ground in a coarse flour in my blender. The result was very similar, so you can go either way. If you can't have oats, I imagine that you could also use quinoa flakes, but I haven't tried it.

The other swap I made was using a chia egg instead of a flax egg. It worked out great and you definitely can't taste a difference, the only thing I noticed was the color was a slightly grey (since the chia seeds are black).

I have gotten a bunch of questions about using real eggs for the flax and yes, you can totally do that. I would use 2 eggs and if the mixture feels a bit too liquidy, I'd add in some more oat flour.

These strawberry quinoa breakfast bars are FLOURLESS, packed with protein and fiber, and are the perfect portable breakfast!

There have been few other questions on the blueberry breakfast bars, so here are some other swap ideas:

  • No hemp seeds? Change them out for chopped nuts or pumpkin seeds.
  • No nuts? Use a seed butter instead.
  • No bananas? Try unsweetened applesauce in it's place, but use just 3/4 cup instead of the full 1 cup.
  • No coconut sugar? Use another granulated sugar or you could try replacing it with a liquid sweetener (although I haven't tried this). If you do, I would recommend starting with just 3 tablespoons.

These strawberry quinoa breakfast bars are FLOURLESS, packed with protein and fiber, and are the perfect portable breakfast!

Other than that, these bars are the perfect breakfast or snack to enjoy all summer long. They're sweet, soft and are totally portable. They're also delicious smothered in a thin layer of almond butter!

Your turn…

What's your favorite way to use strawberries? I have a lot on my hands so I'd love to get some recipes ideas from you! Leave me your faves in the comments section por favor 🙂

And if you end up making this recipe, or any of the others from the site, and share a picture on social media, I would love it if you tagged @simplyquinoa or #simplyquinoa so I can find them and give them some love!

xo Alyssa

 

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Strawberry Quinoa Breakfast Bars

They've got everything you need for a balanced breakfast. High in fiber, plant-based proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates. And they're in convenient, ready-to-go bar form!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast bar, strawberry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 Bars
Calories 115 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9"x 9" baking sheet with parchment paper and grease the sides with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oats, quinoa, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and hemp seeds.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the banana, chia eggs, nut butter and vanilla. Pour this mixture over the dry ingredients, mixing everything together until fully incorporated. The batter should be moist, but not runny. Fold in the strawberries
  4. Transfer the batter into the prepared pan and smooth with a spatula.
  5. Bake on the center rack for 30 - 35 minutes until the bars are golden brown and firm to the touch.
  6. Remove and let cool completely in the pan, then remove and slice into squares (or rectangles). Store in an airtight container for 4 - 5 days.*

Recipe Notes

* if your bars are more moist than you would like, leave them uncovered on the counter overnight.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Quinoa Breakfast Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 9.2mg11%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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  1. Strawberries here are AMAZING too! I can just eat a whole pint of them in one sitting! They’re amazing with some melted vegan dark chocolate as well. Anyways, this is a stunning recipe with them. I have to try it out!

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