These simple no-bake bars are gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, and contain no added sugar. They are made with protein-rich pumpkin seed butter and quinoa to provide a healthy, sustained energy boost. They are perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or just as a lightly sweet snack to get you through the afternoon.
This recipe has a long list of healthy ingredients. The coconut milk, ginger, coconut oil, and cinnamon all have antifungal properties. There is lots of fiber and flavor from the coconut and chia seeds, plus a hint of sweetness from stevia. These Pumpkin Seed Butter Energy Bars are a really filling, satisfying snack. You can make them in bulk and keep a batch in the fridge for when you get hungry in between meals!
- ½ cup pumpkin seed butter
- ½ cup cooked quinoa
- 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (recipe below)
- ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp. alcohol free vanilla
- ½ tsp. powdered stevia
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
- ¼ cup coconut flakes
- Brush the sides and bottom of a loaf pan with a bit of melted coconut oil, then line pan with parchment paper, set aside.
- In a small bowl, add coconut milk, alcohol free vanilla and powdered stevia, whisk to combine, set aside.
- In the bowl of a food processor, add cooked quinoa, pumpkin seed butter, pumpkin pie spice, unsweetened shredded coconut and chia seeds, process until combined. Add coconut milk mixture, again process until combined. Lastly, add coconut oil and process until just combined.
- Press bar dough into prepared loaf pan, sprinkle with toasted coconut flakes, pressing flakes gently into dough.Place bar dough in freezer until set, about hour. Lift dough out of loaf pan with parchment paper, slice into bars. Store bars in a tightly sealed container in refrigerator or freezer.
- To make your own pumpkin pie spice, put one tablespoon ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground ginger and a half teaspoon ground nutmeg into a small jar with a tight fitting lid, shake well. Save unused portion.
- To toast coconut flakes, place them on a baking sheet at 350 degrees F (177 degrees C), for about 5 to 6 minutes or just until flakes begin to color.
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