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!
Pumpkin Oat Bars
recipe adapted from www.ambitiouskitchen.com
3 cups gluten free oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup coconut cane sugar or brown sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup vegan mini chocolate chips
-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!