Gooey Pumpkin-Oat Bars
These tasty bars are substantial and very moist, without being overly sweet. They are sweetened primarily with dates, using a small amount of sugar. The non-dairy chocolate chips are optional (but delicious of course!).
Servings Prep Time
16bars 15-20minutes
Cook Time
1hour
Servings Prep Time
16bars 15-20minutes
Cook Time
1hour
Ingredients
Wet Ingredients (Blender)
Dry Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare an 8×8 Pyrex dish with either parchment paper or cooking spray.
  2. Cover dates with warm water and let soak while prepping the remaining ingredients.
  3. In large bowl combine 2 cups rolled oats, spices, salt, sugar, cranberries and chocolate chips, if using.
  4. To blender add 1 cup oats, pumpkin, non-dairy milk, vanilla, apple juice, and the soaked dates (drain the soaking water first). Blend until smooth.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until well combined.
  6. Pour into baking dish and bake for one hour. Place on cooling rack once removed from oven and let cool completely before slicing.
Recipe Notes

Make sure your dates are pitted. ┬áBlenders aren’t happy when you put non-pitted dates in them. ┬áTrust me on this one.