Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

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This delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bar recipe is perfect for breakfast, a snack or even dessert. These oatmeal bars are thick, chewy and loaded with pumpkin flavor!

If you love this easy oatmeal bar recipe you should also try my Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars and these Strawberry Oatmeal Bars.

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

Little kid minds amaze me. Cason has been in school now for a little over a month. Before Kindergarten he knew how to write his name, capital letters, the phonetic sounds to most letters, and how to count to 50. We never really practiced reading. I would read to him all the time, but never worked on reading with him or sight words.

It is absolutely incredible to me how fast he has picked up on things over the past month.

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Now he knows around 20 sight words, has started sounding out words when we read, he knows how to write capital letters and lower case letters, can count up to 100 and can recognize numbers when I point at them.

It’s amazing how fast their little minds absorb information. I have noticed that persistency, just doing 10 minutes worth of review each night, helps so much! Even his drawing imagination skills have grown a ton! The other day he came home with a free time drawing and he had draw Yoda with a light saber, and it was legit. Green guy, pointy ears, Jedi cloak and green light saber haha.. We’ve been slowly going through the Star Wars series with him.

I’ve definitely been having proud momma moments with him lately as I watch him grow into his own individual person and see how much he is learning.

Oatmeal Bars Recipe

These Oatmeal Bars Are Great For A Quick Breakfast Or Snack

Ok, moving on.

To all things PUMPKIN!

A couple weeks ago I made these Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars. They were absolutely delicious and Cason loved having them for his snack. I decided that those bars needed to magically transform into a pumpkin bar. After all, it is fall right!?

Pumpkin is a must!

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Pumpkin Makes These Oatmeal Bars Perfect For Fall

All I had to do was sub out the banana for pumpkin puree and they turned out absolutely perfect! These bars have about a cup of pumpkin puree in them along with pumpkin pie spice to make them taste like all things fall. They are naturally sweetened with maple syrup and unsweetened applesauce.

They are slightly sweet, loaded with pumpkin flavor and have melty chocolate chips throughout each bite.

What more could you ask for?

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars Recipe

This Oatmeal Bar Recipe Is Kid Approved

I guarantee you and the kiddos will love these bars. They’re a total fall must!

Easy to make, guilt free, and who doesn’t want a little chocolate + pumpkin in their life right now! 🙂

Bon Appetit friends! Happy Wednesday!

Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars Recipe

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oatmeal chocolate chip pumpkin bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: Bars
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bar recipe is perfect for breakfast, a snack or even dessert. These oatmeal bars are thick, chewy and loaded with pumpkin flavor!

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups regular oats (not quick oats)
  • 1½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup chocolate chunks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9×9 baking dish with cooking spray and cover with parchment paper. (this will help you remove the bars more easily later)
  3. To a food processor add 1½ cups of the regular oats. Blend until the oats become more of an oat flour or powder, about 1-2 minutes. Pour oat flour into a medium bowl with the remaining whole oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
  4. To a large bowl, add finely pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract and apple sauce. Whisk together until combined.
  5. Slowly add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
  6. Add oatmeal mixture to prepared 9×9 baking dish.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until top is golden brown and toothpick test comes out clean.
  8. Serve!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 135
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Sodium: 81 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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8 Responses
  1. Amy

    My son is in kindergarten this year and I feel the same way! It’s crazy how much he’s learned in two short months already!
    These bars look great!!! I love pumpkin!

  2. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    I love that you added the nice big sized chocolate chunks to these pumpkin bars! I’ve always loved chocolate and pumpkin together!

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