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.
1 large ripe banana, mashed
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup unsalted raw sunflower seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a 9x13-inch baking dish.
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.