Alternative Granola Bars


So I’ve been trying to come up with a working recipe for this for a while. And I finally got one that is yummy and doesn’t turn into crumbs. Here’s what you need:

1 cup quinoa (soaked and cooked)
2 cups puffed millet
1 cup spelt flakes
1/2 cup creamy buckwheat cereal
1 cup whole wheat or spelt flour
3/4 cup olive oil
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs or 4 egg yolks
3/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup heavy cream

Mix thee dry ingredients. Mix the wet and combine with the dry until there are no more clumps of peanut butter. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Press the mixture into the pan up to the edges. Cook at 350 for 35 minutes. When just cool to the touch sprinkle chocolate chips on the top and press down with a rubber spatula. Cool completely before cutting. A pizza cutter works great for cutting. These freeze and travel well.

(For a dry cereal version of this recipe see this post.)