Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

Oatmeal fans will love these chewy, baked pumpkin oatmeal bars, packed with heart-healthy oats, sweet pumpkin puree, a hint of pumpkin pie spice, and decadent chocolate chips.

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

The recipe is fool-proof (even if you’re not a baker, like me). Simply mix the ingredients in a bowl then pop in the oven, and voila! These baked pumpkin oatmeal bars are like a warm, chewy, creamy bowl of oatmeal in an easy-to-make (over-sized) finger food!

They are great for packed lunches for the kids or even as a mid-morning or afternoon snack for moms and dads.

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

Ingredients
(Yields 9 2 x 3 inch bars) *Quantity depends on desired bar size
3 cups quick oats
1 large egg, whisked
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk or milk of choice
1/2 cup canned or puréed pumpkin
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tbs. vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/8 tsp. sea salt (optional)

Preparation
Preheat oven to 35o degrees.

Whisk egg in a medium-sized bowl for a few minutes or until frothy. Add all the wet ingredients and whisk until combined. Add the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula or large spoon until combined. The batter should be thick and somewhat sticky.

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

Scoop out batter into a 12 x 5.5 x 2 inch biscotti pan lined with parchment paper then spread the batter out with a spatula cooking with coconut oil or cooking spray until even and uniform.
*Using a biscotti pan yields somewhat thick bars (about 1 inch thick). You can also use a larger pan if you prefer more compact bars!

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Do not over-bake otherwise the bars will be on the dry side! Set aside and allow to cool completely before slicing into desired portions.

Prepare the night before and serve at breakfast with a warm glass of milk, as a mid-morning or afternoon snack for the kids at school…

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Or sneak one off to work for a hearty, healthy snack for yourself!

Store in the fridge in an air-tight container or zip-lock bag for 4-5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

Oatmeal fans will love these chewy, baked pumpkin oatmeal bars, packed with heart-healthy oats, sweet pumpkin puree, a hint of pumpkin pie spice, and decadent chocolate chips. The recipe is fool-proof (even if you’re not a baker, like me). Simply mix the ingredients in a bowl then pop in the oven, and voila! These baked pumpkin …

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43 thoughts on “Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars”

  • These look really good. I don’t think I’ve ever had a snack
    bar that incorporated pumpkin with chocolate chips. I have a lot of pumpkin puree leftover too.

  • Oh my! These look so tempting and delicious! Thanks so much for the wonderful recipe.

  • Cherri Littleton Megasko 5 years ago

    Oh my goodness – these look awesome. I love pumpkin, but don’t recall ever having anything with both pumpkin and chocolate!

  • CourtneyLynne 5 years ago

    Oooooo these look delicious!!!! I need to make these for my princess!!! Would make a great yummy and easy breakfast for her!!

    • They’re great for breakfast! I always like to alternate my kids’ breakfast with different foods, like pancakes, toast, cold cereal, and this take on oatmeal!

  • Pumpkin oatmeal bars – now this is something I just want to give a try and it looks easy to do too.

  • Oooh, these look yummy. I enjoy oatmeal but my mornings are often rushed. I could eat these at my desk.

  • Fi Ni Neachtain 5 years ago

    My boy and I love oatmeal bars. We’ve never had any with pumpkin before though so we’ll have to give them a try 🙂

  • These do look spectacular – I love the pumpkin and oatmeal – and no sugar? Wow Thank you – this is a saver

  • Robin Rue 5 years ago

    Those sound delicious. I am a BIG fan of anything pumpkin flavored, so I definitely have to try these 🙂

  • Kathy 5 years ago

    Yum! Those look so good. I love anything with pumpkin. I also love anything with oatmeal, so this is a perfect pair for me!

  • Krystal 5 years ago

    These look absolutely amazing! I love anything pumpkin. I can’t wait to make these!

  • Elisa 5 years ago

    I just made these and I love them… and so does my daughter! She’s already eaten 4 of them! My pumpkin puree was frozen and I don’t recommend that as the batter seemed a bit watery. However, they baked up nicely and are a bit cakey. Not sure if they are supposed to be but either way they are yummy! And easy! 🙂

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

      So nice to hear! They are kind of addictive, I think! 😉
      I definitely wouldn’t recommend thawed puree as it tends to retain water and would therefore make the batter watery. They are, in fact, supposed to be cakey yet a little dense!

  • These look exactly like the bars I love at my coffee shop. I’ve been too lazy to attempt to recreate them. Thanks for allowing me to be lazy and give me the recipe. 😉

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

      You’ll be happy to know that these are VERY easy and quick to make! Let me know how they turn out for you 😉

  • These look exactly like the bars I love at my coffee shop. I’ve been too lazy to attempt to recreate them. Thanks for allowing me to be lazy and give me the recipe. 😉

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

      You’ll be happy to know that these are VERY easy and quick to make! Let me know how they turn out for you 😉

  • Catherine 5 years ago

    I found this looking for ways to use up instant oatmeal packets. I had lots of apple spice oatmeal; no canned pumpkin, but some very cinnamon-y apple butter. I replaced the choc chips with pecans and used maple extract instead of syrup (apple butter plenty sweet). Dropped the other spices in lieu of what was already in the apple butter. Could have used a little flour – maybe a 1/4 Cup, or a bit less milk. They were very tasty and got good reviews from the husband and his business partner.

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

      So happy you stumbled upon my Blog! Your substitutions sound delicious (I’m all about making substitutions)! Maybe you needed more flour (or less milk) because the instant oats soak up less of the liquid?! Regardless, I’m so glad they were a hit! Hope you visit again soon 😉

      • KateS 5 years ago

        Hi Lisa – I’m confused – should there be some type of flour in this recipe, or just the oats? I am excited to try them! Thanks.

        • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

          Nope, no flour…so they are supposed to be a little dense! Enjoy!

  • Nikki Brendza 5 years ago

    First time reader here…..I found your blog via comments on Chocolate Covered Katie’s blog for pumpkin recipes. I have a 4 month old and your site will definitely come in handy in the upcoming months.

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

      Welcome!! Be sure to check out the Baby Bites section. All the recipes on the Blog are pretty much for adults and are just modified for baby..no prepping and cooking separate meals for baby! Hope you enjoy the recipes. Would love feedback if you try any 😉

  • I am all about fall flavours this month, thank you!

  • I could do with this right now. Looks so yummy and sounds so delicious.

  • Terri Lynn Grothe 5 years ago

    i love this! chocolate chips make everything good

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

      They may not be the best for you…but they do make everything taste better!

  • mail4rosey 5 years ago

    I already have everything in the kitchen for these. They sure look good too, I’m loving the chocolate chips in this one.

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

      Awesome, are you planning to make them?! I think I might have added a bit too many chocolate chips this time around…but isn’t everything better with chocolate??!! 😉

      • mail4rosey 5 years ago

        They’re on my radar (I’ve bookmarked them). Little man decided to mix things up with the flu. I want to wait until he’s better so we can all enjoy them. And yep, most things ARE better w/chocolate. 🙂

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