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Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Spread oats and almonds in a 15x10-inch baking pan. Bake about 8 minutes or until lightly toasted. Let cool on wire rack.
In a large bowl lightly whisk egg. Add the next eight ingredients (through salt); whisk until well mixed. Add the cereal, dried fruit, and cooled oats and almonds to banana mixture; stir until combined. Spoon into the prepared pan, spreading evenly.
Bake about 20 minutes or until browned around edges. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Use edges of foil to lift uncut bars from the pan. Cut into 16 bars.