Cranberry and quinoa bars
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12 (makes 12 bars)
Time to make:
55 mins (Hands-on time: 10 mins, Cooking time: 45 mins)
$0.90 per serve
(at time of publication)
Full ingredients list:
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup cashews, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup quinoa
- 1/2 cup pepitas
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons honey
Nutritional information (per serve)
Instructions and steps:
Step 1 Preheat oven to 190°C. Grease and line a 20cm-square slice tin with baking paper. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Place almonds, cashews, quinoa and pepitas on prepared tray; bake for 8–10 minutes, or until golden and slightly fragrant. Transfer nut mixture to a large bowl and leave to cool.
Step 2 Place cranberries and honey in a small food processor with 3 tablespoons water; blend until smooth. Add cranberry paste to cool nut mixture; stir well. Press mixture into prepared slice tin and bake for 30–35 minutes, or until set. Remove slice from oven; leave to cool completely in tin.
Step 3 Remove slice from tin, cut into 12 bars and wrap individually.
You can try different combinations of nuts and dried fruit in this versatile recipe.
About this recipe
First published: May 2015