1For filling, in a medium saucepan combine berries, sugar, water, lemon juice and ½ teaspoon cinnamon.
2Bring to a boil.
3Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for about 8 minutes or till slightly thickened, stirring frequently.
4Remove from heat.
5In a mixing bowl stir together flour, oats, brown sugar, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and baking soda.
6Stir in melted margarine or butter till thoroughly combined.
7Set aside 1 cup of the oat mixture for topping. Press remaining oat mixture into an ungreased 9x9x2-inch pan. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
8Carefully spread filling on top of baked crust.
9Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture.
10Lightly press oat mixture into filling.
11Bake in the 350-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes more or till topping is set. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
12Cut into bars. Makes 18
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