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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

Nothing says fall like pumpkin. I picked up a bunch of canned pure pumpkin the other day, and was trying to figure out what to do with it. Here is the result....

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars
Makes 1 pan of bars (9" by 13" pan), about 20 bars

2 tbsp Unsalted Butter, room temperature
1/4 cup Sugar
1 Large Egg
1 cup Pumpkin Puree
1 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1 1/2 cups Quick Cooking Rolled Oats
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 cup Ground Flax Seeds
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 cup Raisins
1/4 cup Raw Sunflower Seeds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9" by 13" pan.

In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg, pumpkin and apple sauce.

In a separate bowl, mix together oats, flour, flax, salt, baking powder and soda.

Add the oat mixture into the egg mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in the raisins and sunflower seeds.

Press the mixture firmly and evenly into the pan (tip: use a sheet of wax paper to press the mixture in)

Press into pan. Use wax paper to press evenly. Bake for about 20 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.

1 comment:

  1. YUM, tried them today with the craisins and absolutely loved them. I'll be making these and freezing so I can have them as a nice sweet treat when we're on the go.