Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
These chewy pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal bars come together in 1 mixing bowl. They’re egg free, vegan if using dairy free chocolate chips, and gluten free if using certified gluten free oats. The addition of chocolate chips makes them taste like dessert– a delicious & healthy way to satisfy your pumpkin cravings
Overview: How to Make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
- Whether you use whole oats or quick oats, pulse them in a food processor first. Gently breaking the oats down helps guarantee the bars hold together. I do this with my healthy berry streusel bars and it makes all the difference– tight, compact bars.
- Place the oats in a big mixing bowl, then stir in the remaining ingredients. Yes, it’s that easy. The recipe below is a careful mix of ingredients to ensure best taste and texture. I don’t recommend making any substitutions other than the options listed.
- Press tightly into a lined 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan.
- Cool, then cut into squares.
The bars take about 25-30 minutes to bake. Remove them from the oven, then cool completely. I usually cool them on the counter for 30 minutes, then place the whole pan in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to speed it up.