Articles & Recipes

Vanilla Chai Power Bars (vegan)

January 2, 2019

Energy bars are a great item to keep on hand for breakfast, snacking on the go, or enjoy them as a quick breakfast with a glass of Almond Milk!

Ingredients Makes 8 large bars

3 cups puffed quinoa cereal (see Tips) 750 mL
1 cup puffed millet 250 mL
2 tbsp chia seeds 30 mL
1 tbsp raw shelled hemp seeds 15 mL
1 cup brown rice syrup 250 mL
1⁄4 cup raw agave nectar 60 mL
1⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 mL
1⁄4 tsp ground cardamom 1 mL
1⁄4 tsp ground ginger 1 mL
1⁄4 tsp ground allspice 1 mL
1⁄4 tsp organic vanilla powder 1 mL


  • 8-inch (20 cm) square glass baking dish, lined with parchment
  1. In a large bowl, toss together quinoa, millet, chia seeds and hemp seeds. Add brown rice syrup and agave nectar and stir well. Stir in cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, allspice, vanilla and cloves.
  2. Spread mixture evenly in prepared baking dish. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.
  3. Using parchment liner, lift from pan. With a sharp knife, cut into 8 equal bars. Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 month.
Puffed quinoa and millet are available in most well-stocked supermarkets and natural food stores. This recipe can easily be doubled, tripled or quadrupled. Just adjust the size of the baking dish or use multiple dishes. You can freeze extra bars for up to 2 months.


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