Chocolaty Pumpkin Granola Bars

Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

30 min

Servings

12

Enjoy this sweet and seasonal vegan treat.


Ingredients

  • 2 chia "eggs" (see directions)
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or 1/4 cup natural brown sugar substitute
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole grain flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped carob chips or dark chocolate chips (non-vegan)

Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Step 2

For chia eggs: Grind 2 Tbsp chia seeds in blender for 30 seconds. Mix chia meal with 6 Tbsp water. Let sit for 5 minutes and stir.

Step 3

Mix pumpkin puree, chia eggs, oil, sugar, and vanilla.

Step 4

In separate large bowl, mix oats, flour, and cinnamon. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Fold in chips.

Step 5

Add batter to lightly oiled rectangular baking dish. Bake on bottom rack for 25-30 minutes. Let cool and cut into bars.

Step 6

Handy Hint: Carob is a great vegan chocolate alternative. If you’re not into chocolaty flavor, try golden raisins, chopped walnuts or dates, or butterscotch chips.


Nutritional Information

Calories 145
Fat 4 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 22 mg
Carbs 25 g
Protein 4 g
Fiber 5 g


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