Fruit and Seed Energy Bars
1 8 oz. package dried mixed fruit
2 oz. dried dates
1 cup oats
1 teaspoon wheat bran
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1/2 cup pre-made granola (optional)
raw sunflower seeds
raw sesame seeds
raw pumpkin seeds
chopped raw almonds
flax seed paste (mix 2 tablespoon *Milled* flax seed with 6 tablespoon water and let sit a few minutes)
whole wheat pastry flour
Puree mixed fruits and dates in food processor until gooey but still a little chunky. Add a couple tablespoons of water if necessary.
Pour fruit into a big bowl. Add next 4 ingredients. Add seeds, almonds, and agave nectar to taste. Mix.
Mix in flax goo. Add flour any soy milk a little at a time until you have a very thick, chunky batter that will stick together.
Scoop batter into an oiled cookie sheet and spread it around so it is about 1/2 inch thick all over. Drizzle with more agave nectar.
Bake at 350 degrees (F) for about 30 min or until lightly browned on top. Cool and slice into bars.
For a variation, try substituting dried cherries for the other fruits and adding vegan chocolate chips.