Pumpkin Granola Bars

If you’ve never made homemade granola bars, this recipe for pumpkin granola bars is a great place to start. In no time, you have a delicious breakfast or snack that is perfect for eating on-the-go.

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Pumpkin Granola Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
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bars
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
bars
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line an 8 by 8 pan with partchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together oats, walnuts, spices and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together pumpkin, honey/maple syrup, applesauce and vanilla until smooth.
  5. Pour over oats and stir to combine. Mix in chocolate chips.
  6. Evenly press the mixture into the pan.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until edges are golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack for 5 minutes before cutting into bars.

Warm Autumn Oatmeal

When the weather starts to cool down, I love having a breakfast that is warm, comforting, and filling. This recipe for warm autumn oatmeal hits all those marks. The first time I made this recipe, I loved it so much that I ate it every day for about a year (cold weather or not!). It’s just that good.

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Warm Autumn Oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
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Instructions
  1. Combine oats, pumpkin, milk, and apple into a bowl.
  2. Microwave for one minute.
  3. Add peanut butter and pecans, stirring to combine.
  4. Top with cinnamon.

Overnight Oats

Why try? To prepare overnight oats, the oats are soaked overnight instead of heated. The result is a creamier, denser, and more delicious (in my opinion) oatmeal that is ready to grab-and-go in the morning. This oatmeal is high in protein and fiber, too!

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Overnight Oats
Prep Time 20 minutes
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person
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients and additions (see Variations) in a large jar or seal-able container.
  2. Shake the jar and pop it in the fridge overnight.
  3. In the morning, eat them cold or microwave for one minute.
Variation: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana
  1. To base, add 1 tbsp. peanut butter, ½ banana (sliced) and 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder
Variation: Tropical Breeze
  1. To base, add 1/3 cup chopped pineapple and/or mango, 1 tbsp. unsweetened flaked coconut and ½ tsp vanilla extract
Variation: Pumpkin Pie
  1. To base, add ¼ cup pumpkin puree, 1 tsp maple syrup, ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice, ½ tsp vanilla extract and 1 tbsp. chopped pecans