Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars

The are so fun to wrap up in wax paper to add to lunches.

The are so fun to wrap up in wax paper to add to lunches.

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

  • 1-1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree

  • 1/3 cup agave nectar

  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup (I did not have so I used some more agave, and added a tsp. of maple extract.)

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • 1/3 cup almonds, roughly chopped (I don't use nuts because I feed these to young ones)

  • 1/3 chocolate chips, Dark chocolate is a wonderful complement

  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

I like to mix all my ingredients together BEFORE I add oats, nuts, chocolate, and cranberries.  Use the whisk attachment on your mixer first. Really whip it up so it's blended and you have a nice 'glue' for your bars! I change to the paddle attachment and fold in the oats, I do it slowly because I don't want my oats pulverized. Then slowly fold in your mix-in's . If you like your bars loaded with everything keep an eye on the mixture. Too dry and they wont stay as a bar. You can drizzle in more agave if needed.  Press into a greased baking pan, or glass dish. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, until you have a golden crisp around the edges.  Let cool thoroughly then slice up in the pan, or flip onto the counter. I used a pizza slicer, works like a dream to cut!


  1. Bars made with oatmeal are always my favorite. This looks so good!

  2. Thank You. Love making granola bars, so many possibilities!