Ultra Cranberry, Cherry, Walnut Oat Bars

1 ½ sticks unsalted butter
½ cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons water
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
3 cups oats
1 cup chopped nuts of your choosing (walnuts are in the pic)
1 cup dried fruit of your choosing (cranberries and cherries are in the pic)

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8’x8’ pan. Cream the butter with both sugars until fluffy. Add egg and beat until combined. Mix in vanilla and water. Sift the flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, salt and baking soda together in another bowl. Add it to the egg mixture. Stir in oats, nuts, fruit and mix well. Pour into prepared baking pan and bake for 40 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

- Recipe courtesy of Alison Wonderland Tucker