Nom nom nom! These were so good! Healthy, minimal ingredients, easy and protein packed! These can be enjoyed either chewy or crispy if baked longer. This first batch I decided to go for chewy and they were delish. Next time I am going to try a different flavor and make them crispy just to change it up! I love the base recipe and the fact that it can be changed to have so many other flavors is a major bonus. Quinoa is the base for these protein bars which greatly elevates their nutritional value compared to regular protein bars.

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1⃣In a bowl mix:
🔹2c cooked quinoa
🔹2sc vanilla protein powder
🔹1/4c buckwheat flour
🔹1T honey
🔹1t vanilla extract
🔹2T coconut oil
🔹4oz baby food pears
🔹1/2c flaked coconut
2⃣Swirl in:
🔹1c mashed strawberries
3⃣Spread (about 1/2inch thick) onto a cookie sheet with sides that has been lined with parchment paper and greased.
4⃣Bake at 350F for 15-20min for chewy texture and around 30min for a more crunchy texture. (Ovens vary so check and bake shorter/longer as desired)

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