Pumpkin and oat bars

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Pumpkin-oat-barsThese healthy bars are perfect for breakfasts on the go, lunchbox snacks, or mid-afternoon treats.

* If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice you can make your own. Click here to get the recipe (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

Ingredients

2 cups oats
¼ cup raisins
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice*
1 cup pumpkin purée
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ½ cups milk
½ cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

1. Preheat oven to 190 deg C (375 deg F). Grease a 20cm x 20cm (8 x 8 inch) pan and set aside.

2. Combine oats, raisins, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice and pour into prepared pan.

3. In a separate bowl, beat pumpkin purée, egg, vanilla, milk, maple syrup and melted butter for 2-3 minutes until smooth. Mix in pumpkin seeds. Pour pumpkin mixture over oat mixture.

4. Bake for 35-45 minutes. Can be served warm or cold.

Comments

  1. hannah says:

    Hi Jane, these sound amazing and good for you. Where can you get pumpkin pie spice from?

    • Hi Hannah
      It’s hard to find downunder, but I’ve provided a recipe to make your own. Follow the link in the first paragraph. 🙂 It’s great to have this on hand.

  2. I made these today. I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out terrible! There’s too much liquid, so the bars don’t form nearly as firm as the picture states. And the taste isn’t that good either. Stick with pumpkin bread if you’re craving the fall flavor…

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