Peanut Butter Quinoa Protein Bars

Peanut Butter Quinoa Protein Bars

yield: 14 BARS

prep time: 10 MINUTES

cook time: 22-25 MINUTES

total time: 45 MINUTES

Chewy and nutty, these protein packed Peanut Butter Quinoa Protein Bars are the perfect post workout snack or breakfast on the go! Packed with flavor, and heart healthy almonds, you’ll feel great choosing this as a snack or meal!


  • 1 cup Fisher Nuts sliced almonds
  • 1 cup quick cook oatmeal (uncooked)
  • 1 cup whole grain quinoa (uncooked)
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup light agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients. Mix just until blended. Pour into the prepared baking dish and press lightly into pan so it’s even in thickness.
  3. Bake for 22-25 minutes, until golden. Remove from oven and cool completely for about 15 minutes. Lift out of pan using parchment paper, and place on cutting board. Cut into 14 slices. Store in airtight container for up to one week. ENJOY.



Daily Prompt/One Word Prompt

The word for today is; Assay

  1. 1.
    the testing of a metal or ore to determine its ingredients and quality.

I have always been on the chunky side.  I saw a photo of me before I could sit up and I saw obvious fat rolls on my little legs. When I was in elementary school, I remember wearing different colors of cotton blouses.

As I played out on the playground in the warmer weather; I sweat. When I got home, Mom noticed the sweat marks and claimed it was due to my overweight stage. When I look at it today, I think, doesn’t everyone sweat when they do physical activity in warm weather?

It seemed Mom always thought I would outgrow this heavy stage, always waiting. She, herself, had a small waistline for a mom, or at least that’s the way I remember thinking it when I was a kid. I remember her always pounding a way at the diet programs to be thinner. I never saw her heavy in the beginning.

I didn’t think I was that heavy when I was growing up in my teen years, but I think Mom was still concerned about it. I can remember her and family members discussing my thyroid. If the assay of testing my blood hormones through a thyroid test came back positive, at least there was a reason for this heavy child.

Today, I am still on the chunky side. Being short doesn’t help, but there again, this is an excuse. I guess I just like myself the way I am or I would change it. self