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Gluten Free Pumpkin Granola Bars

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If you’re a pumpkin spice lover, you are going to want to bookmark this recipe.  These bars are filled with the flavor of pumpkin pie.  Loaded with seeds, dry fruit and nuts, they make a great grab and go breakfast or snack to be enjoyed year round.

Why You'll Love These Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars

  • They are so easy to make
  • They taste just like pumpkin pie
  • They can be customized to your liking with different fruit, nuts, etc.  Chocolate chips would be fantastic!
  • You can make them soft oat bars or crunchy granola bars
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Ingredient List

Oats – you can use either regular oats or quick oats, just make sure they’re certified gluten free.

Puffed Rice Cereal – again look for gluten free cereal.

Nuts – I use pecans, you can use your favorite nuts.

Pumpkin Seeds & Golden Raisins – Customize it with your favorite mix-ins.

Pumpkin Puree – Use the kind in a can, there is less moisture.

Brown Sugar – To impart a little caramel flavor while also sweetening the bars. 

Maple Syrup – compliments the spice flavors perfectly.

Butter – I use vegan butter, either Miyokos or Country Crock Plant Butter.

Vanilla, Salt & Pumpkin Pie Spice – Adds layers of flavor to the bars.

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How to Make Pumpkin Granola Bars

Making homemade granola bars couldn’t be easier.  It’s a great recipe to make with kids.

Step 1: Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

Step 2: Combine all of the wet ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together until well combined.

Step 3: Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir until all of the dry ingredients are coated.

Step 4: Pour the mixture into your pan and use a second smaller pan to press it down as much as possible to make a compact even layer.

Step 5: Bake!

How to Store/ Pumpkin Granola Bars

Place cut bars into an air tight container and store in the refrigerator.  Bars will be good for 5-7 days.

pumpkin granola bars

If you love pumpkin flavor, check out these great recipes!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Waffles

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Muffins

Gluten Free Pumpkin Oatmeal Cream Pies

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Donuts (Dairy Free Option)

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pumpkin pie granola bars

Gluten Free Pumpkin Granola Bars

These delightful snack bars are the perfect way to enjoy pumpkin spice year round!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12
Calories: 212kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ C Gluten Free Oats
  • ½ C Puffed Rice Cereal
  • ½ C Pecans roughly chopped
  • ¼ C Pumpkin Seeds
  • ½ C Golden Raisins
  • ½ C Pumpkin Puree
  • ½ C Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • C Vegan Butter melted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300F degrees. Line a 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Combine all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Stir to mix well.
  • Combine the wet ingredients in a second smaller bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Fold together with a spatula until all of the dry ingredients have been coated.
  • Pour the mixture in the lined baking pan. Spread around into an even layer. Use a smaller baking pan to press down on the mixture to make it compact and even.
  • Bake in preheated oven. 40 minutes for soft oat bars and 60 minutes for crispy granola bars.
  • Remove from oven and press down again with the smaller pan. Immediately cut slices but leave in the pan. Cool completely before removing slices to eat or store.

Nutrition

Sodium: 143mgCalcium: 34mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 1832IUSugar: 16gFiber: 3gPotassium: 184mgCalories: 212kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 9gProtein: 3gCarbohydrates: 31gIron: 1mg
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