The ultimate on-the go meal. They’re packed with pretty much everything you need to start your day: carbs for energy, fiber to keep you full, protein to fuel your body and a very small amount of sugar so that mid-morning crash doesn’t hit with force.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8"x8" baking sheet with parchment paper and grease the sides with cooking spray.
Start by whisking together the flax and water. Let this stand while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oats, quinoa, sugar, baking powder, spices and salt.
In a separate bowl, mix the banana, vanilla and nut butter together. Stir in flax eggs and pour this mixture over the dry ingredients, mixing everything together until fully incorporated. The batter should be moist, but not runny.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth with a spatula.
Bake on the center rack for 15 - 20 minutes until the bars are golden brown and firm to the touch.
Remove and let cool completely in the pan, then remove and slice into squares (or rectangles). Store in an airtight container for 4 - 5 days.