Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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Everett March 4, 2021
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How To Make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Sweetened with honey and coconut sugar, these oatmeal bars pack a delicious pumpkin flavor with a hint of spice. It takes only 10 minutes to prep!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 2 hours 5 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 3cupsold-fashioned whole oats,or quick oats, not instant
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • 1tsppumpkin pie spice
  • 1tspground cinnamon
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1cuppumpkin puree,fresh or canned
  • cupunsweetened applesauce
  • cupcoconut oil,melted
  • cuppure maple syrup
  • ¼cupcoconut sugar,or packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • ¾cupsemisweet chocolate chips,plus a few to press into the top

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides. Set aside.

  2. Pulse the oats in a food processor or blender until they’re slightly broken up. For whole oats, about 10 pulses. For quick oats, about 5 to 6 pulses.

  3. Pour into a large bowl and add the baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, salt, coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips. With a rubber spatula or large spoon, stir together until combined. The mixture will be very heavy and thick.

  4. Spoon the mixture into prepared pan. Using the back of a flat spatula or a spoon, spread and press it tightly down into the pan. Make sure it’s flat and very compact. Dot a few chocolate chips into the top, if desired.

  5. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until the edges are very lightly browned and the center appears set. Avoid over-baking.

  6. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan at room temperature for 30 to 60 minutes. Place the pan in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours until chilled.

  7. Remove bars from the pan using the overhang on the sides, then cut into squares.

  8. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Cover leftover bars tightly and store at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 229.18kcal
  • Fat: 9.06g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.75g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.72g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.91g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.08g
  • Fiber: 4.18g
  • Sugar: 12.41g
  • Protein: 5.47g
  • Sodium: 100.09mg
  • Calcium: 52.87mg
  • Potassium: 245.12mg
  • Iron: 1.94mg
  • Vitamin A: 119.22µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.65mg
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