These bars are just like bites of pumpkin pie! The oats add a nice chewy texture and the peanut butter makes them super moist. They are so quick and easy to make, and if you use wheat-free oats then they are also naturally gluten free and vegan!
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 Tbsp. white sugar
1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8x8" or 9x9" baking pan with aluminum foil, then spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix by hand until everything is moistened. Evenly spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-27 minutes, or until the bars are no longer jiggly. They may still be a bit moist when you take them out of oven, but they will set up more as they cool.
Cool the bars on a wire rack for about half an hour and then chill in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before cutting the bars. Store in an airtight container in the fridge, or in the freezer for longer storage.
*Recipe adapted from Love Veggies and Yoga