Heat the oven to 350oF
Using a high-speed blender or food processor, grind the oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a flour consistency.
Add to this the dates and grind to a fine consistency.
Add all other ingredients except the chips and the nuts and blend to a cookie dough consistency, utilizing a tamper if using a high-speed blenderor with frequent scraping if using a food processor.
Hand stir in the chips and nuts.
Pour into a greased 8x8 pan.
Cook at 350o F for 15-20 minutes. Bars are done when a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!