Tropical Quinoa Health Bars


  • 1 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 3/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 3 eggs – I didn’t try the recipe with flax eggs, but it may work!
  • 3 tbsp whole chia seeds
  • 1 cup dried mango, cut into bite size pieces*
  • 1/2 cup dried papaya, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup dried figs, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/4 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan rock salt

***NOTE: try to find unsweetened mango and papaya as the sweetened versions will add loads of unnecessary sugar to your bars.


  1. Rinse quinoa by placing it in a strainer and running it under water for 1 minute. Transfer for a medium sized saucepan, add water and cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer for 20-25 minutes. Don’t remove the lid while cooking. Once complete, remove lid and set aside.
  2. Combine coconut milk, eggs, and chia in a small bowl. Stir and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 325F and line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper across both sides for easy lifting and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl combine quinoa with the coconut milk mixture. Stir until fully combined.
  5. Add remaining ingredients.
  6. Press firmly into prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until lightly golden.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes. Slide out of pan and continue to cool for another 40 minutes before cutting.
  8. Cut with a sharp knife.

 **Place the bars in the fridge for a couple of hours so they become firmer.

Makes 15 bars.