Alex’s Brain Food Energy Bars
I don’t recall this recipe being in the show, but it definitely does seem like something that brainiac Alex would whip together!
First, quinoa flakes and sliced almonds are roasted in the oven, and then they’re mixed with a bunch of other seeds, dried fruit, wheat germ, and protein powder.
In a saucepan, butter, brown sugar and agave are boiled, and vanilla and salt are mixed in. Everything is combined and then poured onto buttered parchment paper and shaped into a rectangle.
The rectangle is baked, and once cool it’s cut into the bars. The best part is these keep for quite a while, and they’re DELICIOUS!
My husband and I LOVED these and I would definitely make them again! The brown sugar and butter mixture – the two unhealthy ingredients – is probably what made them so delicious, but it’s still packed with nutrients and tastes healthy.
You’ll need to be careful when roasting the quinoa and almonds that you don’t over bake them, and you don’t want to over or under cook the brown sugar and butter combo either. But overall it’s really not too tricky!
The downside to this recipe is that you’ll probably need to purchase a lot of different ingredients, which adds up quickly. They include quinoa flakes, sliced almonds, roasted sunflower seeds, wheat germ, chia seeds, protein powder, goji berries, golden raisins, dried cherries, butter, light brown sugar, agave syrup, and vanilla extract.