Monday, November 28, 2011

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

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

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