Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars recipe is sure to be your new favorite breakfast or snack! They’re soft and chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside. They’re the perfect Fall breakfast, snack, or as a dessert!

Love easy pumpkin recipes? Then you’ve got to try my Pumpkin Coffee Cake and my Pumpkin Pancakes!

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Homemade Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

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’rere nice and crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. And they make for the perfect grab and go breakfast, snack, or as a 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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Key Ingredients

You only need a handful of pantry staples to make these easy homemade oatmeal bars! As far as the dry ingredients go, you’ll need: old fashioned oats (NOT instant!), nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, salt, and semisweet chocolate chips. For the wet ingredients, you’ll need light brown sugar (dark also works), pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling!), applesauce (organic and sugar-free is best), honey, and pure vanilla extract.

How To Make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars 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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Variations

  • Change up the chocolate chips! Try dark chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, or a combination of all the above!
  • Add some nuts! Peanuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds, or cashews would be delicious.
  • More mix-ins like shredded coconut or dried fruit would also work well, along with a drizzle of chocolate or peanut butter.
  • Roll into balls, and skip the baking process to make an easy snack packed protein!

Storage and Freezing Instructions

  • Store these homemade granola bars in an airtight container or plastic bag at room temperature for up to 5 days or in the fridge for even longer.
  • Freeze these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to 6 months. Allow to thaw in the fridge before enjoying again, or eat cold from the freezer!

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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

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 9 baking pan with cooking spray or butter and set aside.
  • Add oats, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and salt to a large bowl and whisk to combine.
  • 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.
  • Press the oat mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow them to cool completely then cut into bars.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

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

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  • Hi Lynise,

    They can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

    Thanks!

    Kelley

  • 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?

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