Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars. Soft and chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside. The perfect breakfast or snack for Fall!

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I am so happy it is pumpkin season again! These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars are a great way to celebrate!

These bars are a cross between baked oatmeal and granola bars. They are nice and crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. They are the perfect grab and go breakfast or snack! They even taste good enough to have for dessert!

The bars are perfectly spiced with a tons of pumpkin flavor. The pumpkin adds a lot of moisture to the bars without having to add butter or oil to this recipe making it a healthy breakfast option!

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How to make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

This recipe is super simple. All you need is two bowls, some pantry staples and 10 minutes of prep time. Here’s how to make them:

  • Preheat oven: To 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 9 baking pan with cooking spray or butter and set aside.
  • Combine dry ingredients: Add oats, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and salt to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Combine wet ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, pumpkin, applesauce, honey, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir well until the oats are completely coated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Bake: Press the oat mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool: Allow them to cool completely then cut into bars.
  • Serve: I like to serve my bars heated up in the microwave with a splash of milk on top. It is AMAZING! Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 9 bars
Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars. The perfect on the go breakfast or snack for Fall!

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 9 baking pan with cooking spray or butter and set aside.
  2. Add oats, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and salt to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, pumpkin, applesauce, honey, and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir well until the oats are completely coated.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Press the oat mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Allow them to cool completely then cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 2128IU43%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Desserts, Fall Baking, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

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  • Eileen

    Hi Kelley!

    Can you substitute egg for applesauce and maple syrup for honey?

    Thanks

    • Hi Eileen,

      You can absolutely substitute the maple syrup for honey. As far as the egg I think that should be fine as well. I have not tried this recipe with an egg before so it is hard to say for sure.

      Let me know how you make out. Thanks!

      Kelley

  • Sharon

    Pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal bars. Do you have the nutritional info for these balls.

    • Nathan

      Nutrition Facts
      Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
      Amount Per Serving
      Calories 335 Calories from Fat 81
      % Daily Value*
      Total Fat 9g 14%
      Saturated Fat 4g 20%
      Cholesterol 1mg 0%
      Sodium 74mg 3%
      Potassium 281mg 8%
      Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
      Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
      Sugars 34g
      Protein 5g 10%
      Vitamin A 42.6%
      Vitamin C 0.7%
      Calcium 4.8%
      Iron 15.9%
      * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

  • Amy

    The nutritional facts say these bars have a lot of fat but how is that possible when there is none in the ingredient list?

  • Terri Gugenheim

    These taste delicious but completely fell apart. We had to put them in a bowl and eat them with a spoon. Please let me know what you think I did wrong. I bake all the time and made sure I had measured everything correctly. Thanks

    • Hi Terri,

      I am so sorry to hear they fell apart. It’s really hard to say why the only thing I can think of is maybe cutting into them too soon before allowing them to cool? This could make them crumbly and tear.

      I hope this helps! Thank you!

      Kelley