Chunky Monkey Quinoa Bars

Ingredients: (makes one 9x13" pan, 8 servings = 9 WW pts each or 10 servings = 7 WW pts each)

- 2 c. cooked quinoa (about 1/2 c. uncooked)

- 2 mashed bananas

- 2/3 c. unsweetened applesauce

- 2 eggs

- 1 t. vanilla

- 1/2 c. brown sugar, unpacked

- 1 t. baking soda

- 2 T. chia seeds

- 2 T. flax seeds

- 1 c. whole wheat flour

- 2 c. rolled oats

- 1/2 t. cinnamon

- 1/4 c. mini chocolate chips

- 1/2 c. chopped walnuts

- 1-2 T. wheat bran, optional


 

Directions:

1.  Cook quinoa according to package directions (place 1/2 c. quinoa in 2 c. water, bring to boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.).  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2.  In a large bowl, combine quinoa and wet ingredients.

3.  Add dry ingredients, except wheat bran, and stir until just combined.  Transfer to a greased 9x13" pan.

4.  Sprinkle wheat bran over the top of the bars and bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.  Allow to cool, then slice into desired number of servings.  I like to place each bar into a ziplock bag, then toss in the fridge for an easy grab and go breakfast.