1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (preferable King Arthur brand which is more finely ground)
1 cup sugar
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/8 tsp. ginger
1 large egg
1/3 cup oil (preferably olive and canola blend)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ripe pear, peeled, cored, and finely diced (about 1 cup)
1 cup oats (original, not quick cooking)
Sift flours, sugar, baking soda, salt, and spices. Set aside.In a medium bowl, beat egg, then beat in oil and vanilla. Stir in diced pear. Pour in oats and dry ingredients. Stir just until no dry patches remain.
Gently press into an 8×8-inch baking pan that has been lightly sprayed with cooking oil on sides and bottom.
Bake at 350°F for about 35 minutes or until the center springs back when lightly pressed. Cool slightly before serving. Makes 8 yummy servings.