Pumpkin Spice Oat Bars

Hi there, Mamas!  So, like I promised last week, here it is!  The perfect complement to your other pumpkin spice fall treats – but without the added fat, sugar, or salt.  It’s kind of like a miracle.

Pumpkin Spice Oat Bars

all. the. pumpkin spice!!

all. the. pumpkin spice!!

I spiced (see what I did there?) these ones up a bit by making them into bars, instead of my typical cookie-ball form.  Honestly, any form that is easy for L to hold and eat works for me.  But, these do look a bit fancier, in case you wanted to serve them somewhere that the average guest is over two years old.

This rich pumpkin-spice treat goes great with a glass of milk.

This rich pumpkin-spice treat goes great with a glass of milk.

Like the original breakfast cookies, these ones are also gluten-free and dairy-free.  I added peanut butter to these, but not the walnuts (although I’m sure that the walnuts or pecans would be a great addition).  Of course, just like its cousins, it’s loaded with fiber!

 

So, without further ado, here it is:pumpkin spice bars

Pumpkin Spice Oat Bars

Pumpkin Spice Oat Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 overripe banana, mashed
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1.5 cups oats
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • (1/4 cup crushed walnuts or pecans, if desired)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350* F.
  2. Mix all ingredients well.
  3. Line an 8x8" baking pan with parchment paper and spread mixture evenly over the paper. (Alternately, roll into bite-sized balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper)
  4. Bake for about 10-15 minutes for bars, or 9-11 minutes if cookies.
  5. Cool and enjoy!
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And don’t forget to check out the other RDN Mama variations of L’s favorite Breakfast Cookies: Original and Cranberry Orange Pumpkin.

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