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Pumpkin Granola Bars

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Pumpkin granola bars are easy to make and they taste amazing! Loaded with dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds, they are a super delicious fall treat!

Looking for more pumpkin recipes? Here are a few of our favorites – Homemade Pumpkin Puree, Pumpkin Pancakes, and Pumpkin Spice Brownie Brittle.

It’s finally that time of year when we get to add pumpkin spice to all the things! I know that technically you can eat pumpkin all year round, thanks to the magic of canned foods, but pumpkin just screams fall to me. When it’s cold outside and the leaves are falling, I just want to stuff my face with every pumpkin and apple treat I can find! šŸ™‚ These delicious and healthy pumpkin granola bars are the perfect way to indulge my sweet tooth without throwing nutrition out the window completely. They’re easy to make and incredibly tasty!

These pumpkin granola bars are a perfect after school snack and an easy energy boost to bring along on a fall hike. They’re so tasty, and good for you too!

These pumpkin granola bars are so easy to make, and they taste amazing! Loaded with dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds, they are a delicious fall treat!

How to Make Pumpkin Granola Bars

The granola bars take just a few minutes to mix together, and they’re so easy that the kids can help too!

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together oats, pumpkin pie spice, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, brown sugar, and salt.
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  3. Spread the mixture into a 9×9 baking dish lined with parchment paper, and pat into an even layer. Bake for 18-20 minutes at 350 degrees, then let cool before cutting into bars.

These pumpkin granola bars are so easy to make, and they taste amazing! Loaded with dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds, they are a delicious fall treat!

I love the contrasting flavors of the spiced pumpkin, tangy dried cranberries, and crunchy pumpkin seeds. Everything bakes together in the oven into chewy, sweet, delicious little bars!

Here is the simple recipe –

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Pumpkin Granola Bars

Pumpkin granola bars are easy to make and they taste amazing! Loaded with dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds, they are a super delicious fall treat!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minutes or less, granola, pumpkin
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 bars
Calories 395 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup shelled pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter or cookie butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 35Line a 9 x 9 baking dish with parchment or spray with cooking spray, and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, pumpkin pie spice, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, brown sugar, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the pumpkin puree, maple syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  4. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and pat into an even layer. Bake 18-20 minutes, then let cool before cutting into bars.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 395
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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