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The original recipe is from Candice Kumai's "Cook Yourself Sexy" cookbook - Peanut Butter Quinoa Bars
Ingredients: 1 jar peanut butter (16 oz jar) 1 cup honey (16 oz jar) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups oatmeal 2 cups quinoa flakes or puffed rice cereal 1/2 cup dry unsweetened coconut flakes 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1/4 cup flax seeds - (I use 1/2 cup mixed seeds: sesame, hemp, flax) 1 cup nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc) 2 cups chopped dried fruit (pineapple, cranberry, cherry, etc) (or try mixing in some chopped chocolate!)
Mix peanut butter, honey, cinnamon, and salt in a large pot over low heat. Add dry ingredients and stir until mixed evenly. Pour into a 9x13 baking dish or whatever you have. Set aside to cool (can set in refrigerator or freezer).
Once the mixture is set, cut into squares or bars. You can then freeze individual pieces and thaw as needed.
Customize your recipe with your favorite nuts, dried fruit, and seeds.
*The original recipe calls for lightly toasting the nuts, oatmeal, and quinoa flakes/puffed rice for 10 minutes at 350 degrees on a lined baking sheet. Then adding the coconut and seeds for 2 minutes. In the video above, I did not toast the ingredients.
I love this recipe for: breakfast snack-on-the-go travel snack hostess gifts thank you gifts thinking-of-you mailings office parties
If the mixture gets too dry and crumbly, add milk and rejoice! You have a decadent granola!
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