Chocolate Pumpkin Oat Bars, Vegan and Gluten-Free

The best recipe for Pumpkin Oat Bars
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After a weekend full of Halloween festivities we were ready for a lazy Sunday.

Pizza, Patriots, Red Sox, a fire burning and these….

Warm out of the oven they were gooey and delicious!

This recipe calls for homemade oat flour.  It was so simple to make, I will never buy oat flour again! Three cups of oats in the vitamix and voila, perfect oat flour!

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Pumpkin Oat Bars

The best recipe for Pumpkin Oat Bars
Course Dessert, Kid food, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Baking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 159kcal
Cost $5

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 inch baking pan with cooking spray. (I use a coconut oil cooking spray)
  • To make oat flour: add oatmeal to a food processor and blend for 1-2 minutes or until a fluffy flour is formed.
  • Comine oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices in a medium bowl, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, sugar, vanilla, oil and applesauce. Slowly add oat flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips reserving a few tablespoons for the top. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
  • (I would check around 20 minutes. My oven must be off because I let mine cook for every minute of 30 minutes and they were still pretty doughy…not complaining though because they tasted wonderful!)
  • Let cool, cut into squares and enjoy 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 3182IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg
Cristina C. RD LDN

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