Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x9 brownie pan with parchment paper and lightly grease with either butter or baking spray.
In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, quinoa, sugar, quinoa flour, salt, cinnamon, dates and cashews.
In a smaller bowl, combine vanilla extract, melted butter, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, water and almond butter.
Mix the wet ingredients into the dry and combine evenly. Pour ingredients into the greased pan. Use plastic wrap to firmly press the mixture down evenly so that it's in the corners and flat on top.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Look for browning around the edges.
Allow the bars to finish cooling completely before cutting. They're easiest to cut when chilled.
These are about as sweet as store bought granola bars. To make them less sweet, use 1/4 to 1/3 cup sugar instead. Coconut oil can be used in place of butter and corn syrup can be used in place of brown rice syrup.