Chewy pumpkin-chocolate chip oatmeal bars

Chewy pumpkin-chocolate chip oatmeal bars

Food blogger Sally from Sally's Baking Addiction has a fall treat that I love and thought I'd share with you. It's full of oats, pumpkin and chocolate chips; for a sweet treat, it's pretty healthy!

Pumpkin-chocolate chip oatmeal bars

  • id="zlrecipe-ingredient-0">2.5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant or quick oats)
  • id="zlrecipe-ingredient-1">1/4 cup plain flour
  • id="zlrecipe-ingredient-2">1/4 cup brown sugar
  • id="zlrecipe-ingredient-3">1 tsp baking powder
  • id="zlrecipe-ingredient-4">1/2 tsp salt
  • id="zlrecipe-ingredient-5">1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • id="zlrecipe-ingredient-6">1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or 1/4 tsp nutmeg + 1/4 tsp ground cloves)
  • id="zlrecipe-ingredient-7">1 tsp vanilla extract
  • id="zlrecipe-ingredient-8">3/4 cup pure pumpkin
  • id="zlrecipe-ingredient-9">1/2 cup milk
  • id="zlrecipe-ingredient-10">1 large egg
  • id="zlrecipe-ingredient-11">1/4 cup molasses
  • id="zlrecipe-ingredient-12">1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  1. id="zlrecipe-instruction-0">Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray 8 x 8 pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper, or line with foil and spray foil for easy removal after baking and cooling. Set aside.
  2. id="zlrecipe-instruction-1">Mix together all dry ingredients. Add in the vanilla, pumpkin, milk, egg, and molasses. Mix together until evenly combined. Gently fold in mini chocolate chips.
  3. id="zlrecipe-instruction-2">Pour mixture into the pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool and cut into bars.