Peanut Butter Quinoa Bars
chocolate sauce (optional):
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment and set aside.
Beat together applesauce and almond butter until creamy. Add sugar, vanilla, and flax eggs, and beat until combined.
Add to quinoa flour, baking soda and salt, mixing until incorporated.
Transfer batter to the prepared baking pan. Spread evenly into the corners of the pan using a spatula. Bake on the center rack for 20 - 24 minutes.
If you're using the chocolate sauce, quickly whisk the ingredients together and set aside until bars are done baking.
Let the bars cool in pan completely before topping with chocolate sauce (if using). Transfer to the fridge and chill for at least 30 minutes. Slice into bars and enjoy!
With chocolate sauce, store the bars in the fridge. If not topping with chocolate, bars can be left at room temperature.
Recipe adapted from Simply Quinoa.