NO BAKE QUINOA & OAT BARS are a deliciously wholesome recipe the whole family will love.Made with 4 simple ingredients and prepared in only 15 minutes.
It has been a pleasure collaborating with Minute® Ready to Serve White & Red Quinoa for this sponsored post. All words & opinions are of my own.
I love making simple, yet wholesome meals and snacks for my family. This summer I am trying to build up a plethora of meals and snacks that are easy to throw together to make for lunches. Quinoa has been one of my favorite things to use in snacks and meals because it is packed with protein and is an excellent source of fiber. However, I found that in many instances, when I wanted to include quinoa, I didn’t because of the hassle of making it & having to let it cool.
When I found Minute® Ready to Serve White & Red Quinoa my problem was solved. It makes cooking & baking with quinoa so easy. You can use it instantly if serving cold (like I did in these NO BAKE QUINOA & OAT BARS), or you can heat it for a minute in the microwave to warm, like if you were to serve this with chicken & veggies. I love Ready to Serve Quinoa cold. Toss it in a salad, garnish a smoothie bowl or use it in muffins or energy bites, it’s so easy & simple to use.
I love these bars because they can be used both as a lunch, serving them with a piece of fruit & some chopped up veggies. My husband said it is just like eating a peanut butter & honey sandwich, but better. Or they can be served alone as a mid-afternoon snack. Either way, I can’t wait to put these in the kids’ lunches this school year. And trust me, these NO BAKE QUINOA & OAT BARS are headed with us to the pool and other activities the rest of the summer.
Another feature I love about the Ready to Serve Quinoa is they are served in two individual single serve cups. So I can grab one for a quick lunch or a breakfast on the go. I don’t have to worry about measuring it out and storing the rest for later. This works great too if you are watching your portions. If you’re looking for a wholesome option, Ready to Serve provides easy portion control since it’s conveniently packaged in two individual single-serve cups. And there are variety of offerings, including the new Minute Ready to Serve Organics and Minute Ready to Serve White & Red Quinoa. All of which are gluten-free, and there are no preservatives.
I never thought that I would have found such an easy way to bring quinoa into our lunches and snacks. And I love that the first time I made these, my hubby ate two! So not only are these kid approved, but dad approved as well. Enjoy these NO BAKE QUINOA & OAT BARS this summer as part of an easy lunch or snack. And be sure to save these for this fall and winter as well because they will become an oft-requested lunch item. Enjoy! XOXO San
Don’t forget to pin these NO BAKE QUINOA & OATS BARS to your favorite Pinterest board for later!
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ½ cup honey
- 1 Minute® Ready to Serve White & Red Quinoa
- 3 cups rolled oats
Line a 9x9 pan with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl combine oats, honey, peanut butter and quinoa
Stir together until completely combine and press into a prepared pan and place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Cut into squares and serve.
Keep these bars chilled it will help with the stickiness and help keep their form.
Press into prepared pan. Place in refrigerator until set. Cut into squares.
Total time includes 2 hours to chill. Recipe adapted from 3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares|http://cookiesandcups.com/3-ingredient-no-bake-peanut-butter-oat-squares/]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve White & Red Quinoa.