Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 (6-ounce) package diced dried mixed fruit bits

  2. 1 cup chopped banana (about 2 medium)

  3. 2/3 cup orange juice

  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice or ground cinnamon - divided use

  5. 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour

  6. 1 1/2 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

  7. 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

  8. 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  9. 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Heat oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. In medium bowl, combine dried fruit, banana, orange juice and 1 teaspoon of apple pie spice; set aside.

  3. In medium bowl, combine flour, oats and remaining 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice; mix well. In large bowl, beat margarine and sugar together with electric mixer until creamy. Add oat mixture; beat until crumbly. Reserve 3/4 cup mixture for topping. Press remaining oat mixture onto bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.

  4. Spread fruit evenly over crust to within 1/4-inch of edge. Add nuts to reserved oat mixture; mix well. Sprinkle evenly over fruit; pat down lightly.

  5. Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely; cut into bars. Store loosely covered.


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