Quinoa Fruit and Nut Bars
Adapted from He Needs Food
- 1 cup quinoa flakes
- 1 cup almonds, whole
- ¼ cup desiccated coconut
- 1 slightly heaped cup of dried apple
- 1 slightly heaped cup dried cranberries
- 1 slightly heaped cup dried apricots
- ½ cup fruit juice
- ¼ cup mixed sunflower and pumpkin seeds (plus a little extra to garnish)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a baking tray place the quinoa, almonds, and coconut. Mix together using your hands and spread evenly over the tray. Bake for from 6 to 7 minutes until lightly golden. Allow to cool.
In a processor add the toasted quinoa mix, the dried fruits and seeds—and blitz until finely chopped. While the motor is still running, pour in the juice and keep it running until it starts to come together.
Line an 8-by-10-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Tumble in the mixture and press down evenly and firmly. Sprinkle on top some extra sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and press those down as well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight before slicing. Simple.