Preheat oven to 350 F.
Line an 8X8 inch pan with parchment paper with an overlap on each side of pan.
In a large bowl, mix together the oats, flour, wheat germ, almonds, cinnamon and salt. Mix in the dates.
In another bowl, thoroughly whisk the honey, olive oil, almond butter, almond extract, and zest.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well.
Spread the batter into the prepared pan, pack firmly into pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until brown at the edges.
Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Using the overlap of parchment, lift bars out of pan. Place on rack and cool completely. Cut into 12 squares.