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oatmeal chocolate chip pumpkin bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

  • Author: Krista @ JoyfulHealthyEats.com
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: dessert, snack, kid friendly, holiday

Description

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars – thick chewy oatmeal bars loaded with pumpkin flavor and melted chocolate in every bite. These Bars scream fall and are only 135 calories a serving!


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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