Vegan Recipes : Granola Bars Fit For a Queen

Category : Vegan Recipes

Vegan RecipesIf you are looking for vegan recipes for granola bars, then here is one that you must try. A single recipe makes about 16 bars, but you can easily double the ingredients if you need to make more. With one of these granola bars in hand, you will be the queen of health.

Here are the ingredients that you’ll need to have:

  •  1/2 cup dry quinoa
  •  2/3 cup raw sugar
  •  1/4 cup molasses
  •  1/4 cup applesauce or mashed ripe banana
  •  1/4 cup vegetable oil
  •  1/3 cup all-natural peanut butter or almond butter
  •  2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  •  1/3 cup water or nondairy milk
  •  3/4 cup whole wheat or all-purpose flour
  •  1/4 cup wheat germ
  •  1/2 cup soy flour (wheat or other flours work too)
  •  1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  •  3/4 cup sliced raw almonds
  •  1/3-1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds and/or pumpkin seeds
  •  1 teaspoon baking powder
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  •  1/2-2/3 cup raisins, dried cranberries, or other dried fruit bits

You can begin preparing these vegan recipes by preheating your oven to 300 degrees. Go ahead and throw the quinoa into a 9 x 13 baking pan. It should be placed in the oven so the quinoa can go ahead and begin toasting. Every 5-10 minutes, you should check on the quinoa and stir it.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine all of your wet ingredients, including the sugar. A fork will probably be needed to mash up the banana. Set this mixture aside. Crank your oven temp up to 325 degrees. By now, the quinoa should be a golden brown in color. If it is, go ahead and mix it in with your wet ingredients. Once all of your ingredients are mixed together, you should have a substance that is dough like in texture. Grease the baking pan that you originally toasted your quinoa in, and spread the granola mix around in an even layer.

Put the pan in the oven and let your granola bars cook for about 20 minutes. Once you’ve taken it out the oven, cut it into 16 evenly sized squares with your spatula. If the granola bars seem like they are too doughy, you can pop them back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes. After it’s done baking, let them cool and then it’s time to enjoy these vegan recipes!