Apple Oatmeal Bars

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cup (about 2 med.) Golden Delicious apples, pared, cored and diced
1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts

In large bowl beat brown sugar and butter until creamy. Add eggs; beat until light and fluffy. Combine flours, cinnamon, baking powder; baking soda and salt. Stir into sugar mixture; mix thoroughly. Stir in apples, oats and nuts. Spoon into greased 9-inch square pan. Bake at 375F 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.

Makes 20 bars

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana