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Chia Energy Bars

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Gwen Adams

Chia Energy Bars Recipe

Don't let the name scare you, these whole-grain bars taste like a treat! Crunchy, chewy, and flavorful, they're a satisfying way to energize your day. There are many variations and ways to tailor these bars to your family's specific tastes. Almond butter with sliced almonds and cranberries; peanut butter with chocolate chips and peanuts; or our favorite, unsalted peanut butter with cranberries, dried apples, and pecans.

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At a glance

9 bars
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:

  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 1/4 cup whole flax meal
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit, nuts, etc.
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut (or almond) butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease an 8" x 8" pan, or line it with parchment.
  2. Toss together the oats, quinoa, flaxseed meal, chia seeds, dried fruit, and egg white in a medium-mixing bowl until thoroughly combined.
  3. Warm the honey, nut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until well blended. Don't let it boil, just let it get warm and fluid enough to blend easily with the dry ingredients, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Pour the honey mixture over the dry ingredients and mix until everything is coated.
  5. Press the mixture into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake the bars for 23 to 25 minutes, or until the oats on the edges start to turn golden brown. Remove them from the oven and let them cool completely before serving.
  7. To serve, cut into squares.
  8. Yield: 9 bars.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 78g, 1 bar
  • Servings Per Batch 9 servings
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 285
  • Calories from Fat 111
  • Total Fat 12g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 118mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
  • Dietary Fiber 6g
  • Sugars 21g
  • Protein 9g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.