We know protein is important here at TT, but the communal tub of protein powder doesn’t always cut it. That’s why we developed these homemade energy bars to keep us focused throughout the day: Crunchy almonds are combined with smooth almond butter, cranberries, quinoa and oats to make chewy bars perfect anytime of day.
Oh, and for those currently in their bulking phase, each bar is packed with more than 10 grams of protein.
Almond-Quinoa Energy Bars
These healthy homemade snacks are packed with protein (and flavor)
Yield: 10 energy bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus cooling time
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes, plus cooling time
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup smooth unsalted almond butter
¾ cup cooked quinoa
⅔ cup dried cranberries
½ cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 350º and line a 9-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix until smooth. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer. Transfer to the oven and bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely, then slice into 10 bars and serve.
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