My dad loved the outdoors and we always took at least one backpacking trip and many camping trips during the summer. He was a teacher, so we had all summer long to go on family trips. One of our favorite backpacking foods was Logan Bread (named for Mt. Logan in the Yukon). This dense, delicious bread that we ate for breakfast kept us full all morning, even while hiking!
Recently, The Man asked for some sort of snack to take to work that would be similar to a protein bar and I decided to resurrect the Logan Bread of my youth. Sadly, dad no longer has the recipe, but I managed to find a good one at Allrecipes.com.
You can substitute different types of dried fruit for the raisins and I generally use chopped walnuts instead of sunflower seeds. You can also substitute 1/2 to 1 cup of soy flour for some of the whole wheat and white flour to add protein. The Boy loves this bread, as do The Man and I. I bake it once every two weeks or so, cut it into bars and keep them in the fridge or freezer.
This has been a yummy, inexpensive substitute for protein bars for The Man and a tasty way to start the day for all of us!