food, Recipes

gluten-free superfood slabs

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Wellness Warehouse advocates a balanced approach to nutrition. Why deny yourself the occasional sweet indulgence when it's possible to make treats that are wholesome, too? These dark chocolate-topped superfood slabs are totally delicious, gluten-free and full of goodness. Plus, they're easy to make – here's how.

ingredients

½ cup honey
2T solid coconut oil
pinch of Himalayan salt
pinch of cinnamon
1 cup uncooked Wellness quinoa
3T Wellness raw maca powder
½ cup chopped Wellness almonds
½ cup mixed seeds (hemp, chia, sesame)
300g dark chocolate

Optional garnishing
Cacao nibs
Sea-salt flakes

method

Preheat the oven to 170˚C. Oil a baking tray and 1 sheet of baking paper with liquid coconut oil to prevent sticking, then line the tray with the paper. Melt the honey and solid coconut oil until smooth. Add a pinch of salt and cinnamon and stir until combined. Remove from heat and add the quinoa, maca, almonds and seeds. Stir until well combined.

Spread the quinoa mixture into a thin layer on the lined baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes, checking regularly. Lower the temperature if the sides start burning. The quinoa should be golden brown. Remove from the oven.

Once the slabs are cool, prepare the chocolate. Place a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water and melt the chocolate. Keep stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat and spread evenly over the quinoa slab. Sprinkle with cacao nibs and sea-salt flakes if you wish, or skip the garnish.

Leave to stand until the chocolate is fully set, which usually takes about 2-3 hours. Once set, use a sharp knife and cut the slab into pieces. Eat immediately or refrigerate in a sealed container.

MAKES 10 SLABS

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Visit your nearest Wellness Warehouse branch for everything you need to make this sweet snack yourself, or simply shop the ingredients online at wellnesswarehouse.com.

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