Variety Pack – Quest like bars

I have now made these bars every night since I first posted the recipe, partly to try different flavours and partly because I know when I get my contest prep plan next week it will be bye, bye to Quest bars!!

The flavours I made are; chocolate/coconut, lemon, chocolate cookie, chocolate/flax seed and carrot cake!

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Also, I wrote in my previous post that I used my stand-up mixer but I wouldn’t recommend that. I am not sure why it worked that time, but the next couple times I couldn’t figure out why it was so dry?!? With the above bars, I went back to making them one at a time in a small bowl and I creamed it all together with a spatula. That worked much better, it really needs to be mixed properly and then moulded.

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Carrot Spice Muffins

This is another great recipe from Quinoa 365. I make these and freeze them for up to 1 month, if they last that long! They are super moist and a great snack for even my little guy!

1 1/3 cup quinoa flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

2/3 cup raisins

2 large eggs

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

2/3 cup plain yogurt

2 1/4 cup grated carrots

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly spray a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking oil.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Stir until well blended. Mix in the raisins and set aside.

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Whisk the eggs, sugar and yogurt into a large bowl. Stir in the grated carrots.

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Using a spatula, gently stir the flour mixture into the carrot mixture until just blended. Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin cups.

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Bake on the centre oven rack for 20 to 24 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean.

Remove the muffins from the oven and allow them to cool completely before removing them from the pan. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.

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“If you want to decadent version, top with your favourite cream cheese frosting” NOM NOM!