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    Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars (gluten-free)

    Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars made with gluten-free and simple ingredients! 

    Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars made with gluten-free and simple ingredients! Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars made with gluten-free and simple ingredients! 

    YOU GUYS!

    I had zero intention of adding this recipe to the blog. But then I get all crazy and started swooning over these Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Oatmeal Bars and had to share this recipe.

    I wanted to use up leftover pumpkin I was using for my Paleo Pecan Crumble Pumpkin Loaf and remember those insanely good Vegan Chocolate PB Oatmeal Bars I made awhile back. I had a feeling that recipe could easily be modified with pumpkin and with a few simple tweaks we were in action.

    I am a sucker for anything pumpkin and chocolatey and to be honest, there is nothing more comforting than an oatmeal bar when I am freezing my tush off and want a cozy, sweet and delicious snack.

    What I love about these bars is that there is very little added sugar. I use just 2 tablespoons of maple syrup to sweeten the bars. The almond milk, nut butter and even the chocolate all have zero added sugar to them! If you want to make them a little sweeter, just add an extra couple of tablespoons of maple syrup and use sweetened chocolate chips.

    These bars are so dreamy served warmed up and with a little yogurt on the side. Or they are even delicious as is. I have a feeling these will be a hit for Thanksgiving morning for breakfast, which is why I wanted to share with you ASAP!

    I cannot wait to hear what you think. Don’t forget to tag me on instagram so I can see them too 🙂

    WHAT YOU NEED

    Oatmeal

    Oat flour

    Almond milk

    Pumpkin puree

    Peanut butter – this one is SO GOOD!

    Maple Syrup

    Dark Chocolate – I used midnight chocolate with no added sugar from here (code RACHLcoconutcups for free chocolate surprise with orders too!)

    Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars made with gluten-free and simple ingredients! Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars made with gluten-free and simple ingredients! 

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    Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars (gluten-free)

    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 20 mins
    Total Time 25 mins
    Yields 9 bars

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
    • 1 cup oat flour (can sub gf flour too)
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • Sprinkle of cinnamon
    • Splash of vanilla extract
    • 3/4 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
    • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin)
    • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter (creamier the better)
    • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
    • 1 bar of midnight chocolate (see above for what I use)

    Directions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
    2. Grease an 8x8 baking dish
    3. Combine oatmeal, oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract and almond milk together and mix well
    4. In a separate bowl, add the maple syrup, pumpkin and peanut butter together and mix with hand mixer or a wooden spoon until well combined
    5. Mix the wet ingredients with dry and fold in chocolate
    6. Bake for about 20 minutes
    7. Let the bars cool for about 20-30 minutes
    8. Cut & enjoy!

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    xx, Rach

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    23 Comments

  • Reply Abby November 16, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Can you sub almond flour or coconut flour for oat flour?!

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  • Reply Michelle November 16, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Is the peanut butter flavor in the bars very strong? Not a huge fan but don’t mind if it’s faint! If not, could I substitute it with another nut butter?

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  • Reply Katrina November 17, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Your no bake freezer cookies are currently in my freezer right now, but I’ll be making these next for dessert! Love all your desserts!! I’ve made many 🙂

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  • Reply Monica November 17, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Do quick cooking oats work instead of old fashioned?

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  • Reply Olivia November 20, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Is it possible to cook this recipe with the ingredients as-is as a skillet cookie?

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  • Reply Amy November 28, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Do you put the two different Mixtures in layers and then bake or mix all together?

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  • Reply Zoe November 28, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Do you cook the oatmeal and then combine it with the oat flour baking powder etc? Or is it just raw rolled oats that you add to the oat flour? Thanks!!!!

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  • Reply Mandy November 29, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Do you think Tapioca flour would work here?

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  • Reply Leslie December 1, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    How would you store these? Do you need to refrigerate?

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    • Reply Rachel December 2, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      in an airtight container! i leave them out but fridge works and you can freeze too for a couple months! xo

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  • Reply Madison Bailey January 7, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    How many calories would you say is in one of these bars?

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    • Reply Rachel January 7, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      i don’t count calories for recipes (or anything ever!) but you can definitely input this into a calculator to do. xoxo

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