Friday, January 9, 2015

Quinoa Coconut Ginger Bars

Little healthy and delicious bars to kill your cravings.


1 cup quinoa flour
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 finely chopped dried fig
1 TBS shredded coconut
¼ cup coconut sugar
2 TBS maple syrup
1 TBS organic butter, melted
1 egg white, whisked
1 tsp vanilla essence
cinnamon, to taste


Pre-heat oven to 120ºC. Line the baking tray with parchment paper. In a bowl, mix all ingredients, except cinnamon. Spread mix into the pan making a square of not more than 1 cm height. Sprinkle cinnamon on top.

Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into bars (don’t turn off the oven so it keeps heated). Put the bars back in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes. Let them cool before serving.

1.      To make the quinoa flour, grind the raw quinoa as you would do with coffee beans.
2.      Possible substitutions:
quinoa flour = rice flour
dried fig = 2 apricots or 1 TBS raisins.
coconut sugar = demerara or brown sugar. I would not recommend using liquid sweeteners; only powder ones, because they might change consistency.

Inspired by a recipe in the book The Quinoa Master Cookbook. At the moment this post was written it was a free download here:

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