PUMPKIN GRANOLA BARS

 

  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Backstory

Pumpkin granola bars will cinnamon chips and pecans are a perfect breakfast or snack for the fall!

Ingredients

  • 3¼ cups traditional rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin)
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup cinnamon chips
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8×8-inch baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl whisk together the oats, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. In a medium bowl whisk together the brown sugar, pumpkin, applesauce, honey and vanilla extract until combined and smooth. Pour the mixture over the oats and use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to mix until all of the oats are moistened. Stir in the cinnamon chips and pecans.
  • 3. Evenly press the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Make sure not to underbake! Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars and serve. Leftover bars can be individually wrapped in plastic wrap or stored in an airtight container and kept at room temperature.

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