Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars. The perfect on the go 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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This recipe is super simple. All you need is two bowls, some pantry staples and 10 minutes of prep time.

To make these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars simply mix all of the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix to combine. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.

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 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.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 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.