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Vegan Yack Attack On the Go Cookbook standing on a table with Vanilla Chip Buckwheat Bars scattered on the table in front of it.

VANILLA CHIP BUCKWHEAT BARS

Easy and healthy on the go bars made with buckwheat, vanilla, oats, chocolate chips and more! 
Vegan Yack Attack On The Go! © 2018 Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc. Text © 2018 Jackie Sobon. First Published in 2018 by Fair Winds Press, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 265-D, Beverly, MA 01915, USA.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: breakfast bars with buckwheat, buckwheat bars, healthy breakfast bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 Bars
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Linda Meyer

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buckwheat groats
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC, or gas mark 4), and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.In a small pot, bring the buckwheat groats and water to a simmer over medium-low heat. Cook the grains for 5 to 7 minutes, uncovered, until tender. Strain off any excess liquid, allow it to cool for 10 minutes, then place the buckwheat in a food processor with the oats, dates, agave nectar, vanilla, and salt. Pulse until the mixture is combined, and the oats and dates are slightly broken down.
  • Fold the chocolate chips and coconut into the bar mixture until evenly mixed, then spread the mixture out into a 9 x 12-inch (23 x 30-cm) rectangle, a ½-inch (1.25-cm) high. Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut twelve 2.5 x 4-inch (6.25 x 10-cm) bars out of the rectangle without separating them.
  • Bake the bars for 30 minutes, then flip them, separating the bars at their perforations. Bake for 15 minutes until they begin to brown around the edges. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes for serving, or for 45 minutes before putting them into a container with a moisture absorbing packet.

Notes

Tip: Try adding a scoop (size may vary) of your favorite vegan protein powder to this recipe to bump up the protein content!Protein and snack bars are a lifesaver for me when traveling, but some are filled with all kinds of wild ingredients that are hard to recognize. Here, I have for you bars that are made with whole ingredients, travel easily, and are filling when hunger strikes.
The Nutrition Facts are an estimate only.

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2.2mg