Fruit and grain snack bars
Dried mixed fruit
1½ cup(s), such as cranberries, dried apricots, and raisins
Quick cooking rolled oats
1 cup(s), uncooked
Dry-roasted salted sunflower seeds
Toasted wheat germ
Unsalted pecan halves
½ cup(s), chopped
Non-fat instant dry powdered milk
White whole wheat flour
1 medium, ripe, cut into chunks
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
- Combine dried fruit, oats, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, pecans, dry milk, flour, cinnamon, and salt in food processor; pulse until dried fruit is finely chopped but not pureed. Add banana, eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla; pulse just until combined.
- Transfer fruit mixture to prepared pan. With damp fingertips, press down to form even layer. Bake until bars are golden and firm to the touch, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into 32 bars.
- Serving size: 1 bar