In a small bowl, mix the oats with the flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, beat the butter with the sugar at medium speed until it is light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat at medium speed until blended, scraping down the side of the bowl as necessary. Beat in the oat mixture at low speed until it is just incorporated. Using a large spatula, fold in the toasted pecans, chocolate chips and dried apricots.