Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
These homemade granola bars are full of warm pumpkin spices, chewy oats and just the right amount of chocolate. Author: Liz Della Croce | The Lemon Bowl
- 2 cups oats - old fashioned or quick cooking
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup flax seed meal
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 cup pure pumpkin
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8 x 8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients: oats through ground cloves.
In a medium bowl, whisk wet ingredients: pumpkin through vanilla. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Stir chocolate chips into the mixture then pour into prepared baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Let bars cool completely before slicing.