Dive into this healthy autumn treat with our Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars. Brimming with the hearty goodness of oats and the rich, velvety flavors of pumpkin, drizzled with chocolate, these bars offer a wholesome snacking experience that's perfect for those crisp fall mornings or cozy evenings. A delectable fusion of nutrition and seasonal flavors, our Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars are a must-try for anyone seeking a health-conscious dessert or snack. Ideal for breakfast on-the-go, mid-day munchies, or a post-dinner delight, these bars are the embodiment of fall in every bite.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Bar Ingredients
- Pumpkin Base: Canned pumpkin puree
- Vegan Fats: Melted coconut oil or vegan butter. Regular butter will also work.
- Natural Sweetener: Regular sugar or coconut sugar.
- Rising Agent: Baking powder
- Flavor Enhancers: Vanilla extract and cinnamon.
- Vegan Binding: Flax eggs or one regular egg.
- Healthy Grains: Quick oats, gluten-free if needed.
- Optional Decadence: Vegan chocolate chips.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars Instructions
- Prep Work: Set your oven to preheat at 375°F. In a separate bowl, create your flax eggs by combining flax seed meal with warm water. Allow it to sit for a few minutes to achieve an egg-like consistency.
- Mixing Magic: In a medium-sized bowl, unite the pumpkin puree, coconut oil, sugar, vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon, and the ready flax eggs. Once blended smoothly, fold in the quick oats.
- Baking Time: Transfer this rich mix into a 9x11 casserole dish, ensuring it's spread evenly. Bake for a crisp 15 minutes.
- Final Touch: After baking, give them a brief rest of 5-10 minutes. Slice into 10 sumptuous bars. For an extra layer of indulgence, drizzle them with the melted vegan chocolate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Batter Add-Ins: Regular or white chocolate chips, chopped nuts, dried fruit such as cranberries or raisins.
Toppings: Top your baked pumpkin oatmeal bars with almond butter, drizzle them with maple syrup, or try our famous vegan cream cheese frosting.
We recommend storing these in a sealed container on the counter or in the fridge for 2-3 days. Serve at room temperature, cool, or warm. You may also store in the freezer for up to 30 days. Reheat in the microwave before serving warm.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars
Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars
- ¾ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoon melted coconut oil or vegan butter
- ¼ cup regular or coconut sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 flax eggs 2 tablespoon flax seed meal + 4 tablespoon hot water
- 2 cup quick oats
- ¼ cup melted vegan chocolate
Instructions For Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars
- Preheat the oven to 375. Prepare your flax eggs by mixing 2 tablespoon of flax seed meal with 4 tablespoon of warm water. Set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix the pumpkin puree, melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon, and flax eggs.
- Add the quick oats, mix, and pour the "batter" into a 9x11 casserole dish. You will need to use a spoon to evenly distribute the batter, pressing down to make it flat.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before cutting into 10 bars. Option to drizzle melted vegan chocolate over top of the bars!