Energy Bars

Total Time:
35 min
15 min
20 min

20 bars

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup pitted dried dates
  • 1/2 cup powdered nonfat dry milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Place all ingredients except the syrup and eggs in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped. Add the syrup and eggs and pulse until the mixture is well combined. It will resemble a coarse paste.

Transfer to the baking pan and spread evenly. Bake until just done, about 20 minutes. Cut into 20 squares.

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Very good !! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made two changes that I think were improvements. I mixed the raisins in with the eggs and maple syrup. This makes the texture more interesting. Instead of using 1/2 cup of dry milk, I used 1/4 cup dry milk and 1/4 cup Raw Protein powder, chocolate cacao flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these as an alternative to store-bought fiber bars and they were FAAAANTASTIC! Co-workers saw me eating them and asked for a taste. Now everyone wants me to bring them to our weekly meetings. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This energy bar is so easy to make and comes out perfectly . Perfect for a to go breakfast. Love it ! Thanks for the awesome recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
Preparing myself to run my first half-marathon and was looking for a healthy, make-it-myself energy bar that contains the nutrients I would need for those long weekend runs. This is by far the best recipe I ran across (no pun intended) in my quest for calorie-rich food bar to consume before those long runs. It also got the seal of approval from my wife and kids, as well as a friend who is preparing for a 480+ mile bicycle ride that starts in late December and ends in mid-January. She loves to pack it with her and share them with her riding buddies during their long training rides. I highly recommend this energy bar recipe to all who are looking for a high-calorie bar that is really very simple to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I substituted honey for the syrup. I used half whole wheat flour and graham flour, egg substitute instead of egg.Also when done and cooled a bit i pressed a few semi sweet chocolate chips into the top.Will try in the morning when I am running out the door at 6am!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Outstanding! I need to perfect this on my side for our taste over time. We don't buy the packaged energy bars but we do buy gourmet energy bars from a local farmers market, which are even better but they cost a lot. I added some fruit spread, half a banana and vanilla per suggestions. My husband said all that made it too moist. The consistency was a bit like cake as opposed to bars so maybe I'll use only one egg next time. I'll keep at this one. It's a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making these for a few years now and never make them the same way any time. This time I used ground flax seed instead of wheat germ, added the banana as others recommended, added walnuts and almonds, whey protein powder instead of non fat milk, oat flour instead of pastry flour and 8 oz. frozen blueberries (rolled in oat flour. On an impulse I added 5 oz. of four fruit spread juice sweetened and purchased at my health food store, plus 2 tbl. vanilla and lots of cinnamon. Let me tell you this was the best batch I have made. Really awesome!!! The fresh blueberries and the fruit spread really added a great flavor. Oh, I also added 1/2 c. shredded coconut. Guess I really ended up with my own recipe and Ellie's as a blueprint. Happy baking! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have been making these bars for a couple of years now. I have also made them for friends and they love them. I make these with egg beaters instead of eggs and different dried fruits, I also use spelt flour and they always come out great. I keep these around the house all the time. Easy to fix and delicious and I do keep the ingredients chucky. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A tasty energy bar that's both easy and quick to make. An excellent healthy snack for school or work that the whole family loves! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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