These bars are great before a workout or when you need a quick snack to stave off hunger for a few hours. They are easy to make and do not need refrigeration.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
9
Yield:
9 bars
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Mix the eggs, banana, oats, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, milk powder, dates, raisins, walnuts, apricots, wheat germ, maple syrup, and whole-wheat pastry flour together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined; spread the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes; set aside to cool. Cut into 9 bars and wrap with plastic to store.

Nutrition Facts

309 calories; protein 10.7g; carbohydrates 46.5g; fat 11g; cholesterol 42.7mg; sodium 56mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2011
I was looking for an energy bar to replace the store brands and WOW! I found it! I made them just as the recipie says without any additions or subtractions. These things are delish and pack a serious energy punch! I made a second batch for the runners in my running group and they were a big hit. Have had to share the recipie and will probably never buy the store brands again! LOVE THEM! Read More
(42)
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2011
I was looking for an energy bar to replace the store brands and WOW! I found it! I made them just as the recipie says without any additions or subtractions. These things are delish and pack a serious energy punch! I made a second batch for the runners in my running group and they were a big hit. Have had to share the recipie and will probably never buy the store brands again! LOVE THEM! Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2011
these are delicious! i changed the recipe a little, by using almonds in place of walnuts, dried cranberries instead of apricots, and vanilla protein powder instead of powdered milk. i also added a handful of chocolate chips..... yum! have made these 4 times already! Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2011
This is good but room for improvement. These were more cake-like than I expected it could have been that I used normal wheat flour instead of wheat pastry flour. Although I have to say the next day they were a little less cakey so that was good and my husband loved them. I might add a little salt next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2011
I put all the ingredients in the food processor to hopefully disguise the dried fruit and seeds then baked it in a 7x11 inch pan. It came out to a dense muffin consistency. The kids still didn't like them (mostly because they read the recipe and knew what was in them) but I think they are tasty. Next time I might add a little peanut butter and maybe a FEW small chocolate chips. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2011
VERY TASTY... however I did not have all the ingredients as listed. I had no dried milk (used nothing in replace of) apricots (used dried cherries) wheat germ (used Bran Buds) no whole wheat flour (used white) Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2011
These are pretty good! Instead of sunflower seeds I used pepitas and 1/4 cup each oat bran and ground flaxseed for the wheat germ. I agree with the other reviewer that these had a cake-like texture - not bad just different. I think they needed some salt. I'll add 1/2 tsp. next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2013
Excellent. I didn't have sunflower seeds so I substituted finely ground pecans. I forgot the salt that other reviewers recommended but I'll remember next time. I also added 2 tablespoons of black strap molasses to the maple syrup and used dried cranberries instead of raisins. I only had cake flour not pastry flour but it did the trick and was not "cakey" in the slightest. That is what makes this recipe so good. It's versatile! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2013
I was looking for a healthy energy boost for my kids to eat before swimming practice and this was perfect. It's is a versatile base you can switch up to your own liking. I made a few modifications: dark chocolate chips instead of walnuts (due to food allergy) dried cranberries instead of raisins (because they go great with dark chocolate) and agave syrup instead of maple. These were also very easy to make--dump everything into a bowl mix spread bake. Just what's needed for a go-to recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2014
These were awesome! My kids devoured them. Moist sweet and packed with good things. I made minor substitutions: regular rolled oats more apricots instead of dates unsweetened coconut instead of walnuts honey instead of maple syrup. I love that they have no refined sugar. No peanut butter means they can be sent as a school snack. Read More
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