Multi grain Fruit Bars

You may use any dried fruit that you like, these are similar to breakfast bars.

1 cup applesauce
2 cups puffed seven-grain cereal (such as Kashi)
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
2 Tbsp. toasted wheat germ
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
Cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 350*F.

Spoon applesauce over several layers of heavy-duty paper towels and spread to 1/2" thickness. Cover applesauce with additional paper towels and let stand 5 minutes.

Place cereal in a food processor, pulse until coarsely ground. Lightly spoon the flour into dry measuring cup, level with the back of a knife. Add flour and next 5 ingredients to processor and pulse to combine.

Scrape applesauce into processor using a rubber spatula. Add blueberries, sugar, apricots, oil, vanilla and egg whites, pulse just until combined. Spread the batter into a 13x9" baking pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool completely on a wire racks.

Yield 2 dozen bars