Healthy Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars
Soft and chewy oatmeal pumpkin bars filled with plump raisins. These gluten free sugar free snack bars can also be called breakfast or dessert;) Only a few ingredients to make up these healthy pumpkin bars!
Make em for snack. Make them for dinner. Eat them for breakfast… or even dessert. These all around healthy pumpkin bars are so versatile! A great way to fuel your morning runs or pack in your kids lunches.
I know that I should be making heart shaped breakfast cookies coated in pink frosting… But that’s just not what I was craving today. So, instead you get my healthier version of the pumpkin bar! Because this is what I was craving!
The color pink may dominate in February, but some of us still aren’t over November’s orange. Maybe you will want to be brave and go against the grain this month too!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
I love a good hearty breakfast bar. Anddddd stuffed with pumpkin, oatmeal, and raisins… what could be better? Also, I had a wonderful after thought to use cranberries instead of raisins (or chocolate), so I’m telling you now, because I think that would be dang good!
These bars are made completely with gluten free flour and a sugar free sweetener made from monk fruit (but you can also use regular sugar).
I promise I will make us some pink, chocolate, and decadent treats in time for the holiday! But for now you may have to check out some of my past favorites for Valentines Day:
Fudgey Flourless Chocolate Banana Muffins
3 Ingredient Dairy Free Fudge
best ever Paleo banana cake
Paleo Cookie dough Chocolate bon bons
Paleo raspberry Pop tarts
Well, that’s a wrap! I hope these are a great addition to your menu this week. Talk soon!
P.S. The nutrition information for this recipe is calculated with regular sugar (6g).
- 1 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup rice flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour
- 1/2 teaspoon guar gum
- 3/4 cup zen sweet or regular sugar
- 1/4 cup palm oil shortening
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 whole egg
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 teapsoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon all spice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 cup raisins or cranberries or chocolate chips.
|Cook Time||35-40 minutes|
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
- Preheat oven to 400F. Line a 8" by 8" baking dish with parchment paper.
- In a bowl combine all the ingredients for the bars (except the raisins). Mix until completely smooth.
- Stir the raisins into the batter.
- Pour the batter into the baking dish. Bake on 400F for 35-40 minutes until golden brown. You can cook the bars more is you like them less chewy and soft.
Healthy Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.01g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 82%
Vitamin C 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
I am wondering if the sugar could be substituted with date syrup? thank you
HI JoAnn, you can try date syrup for sure! I haven’t done it before, so I cannot say how it will turn out. 🙂
would honey work?, instead of zen sweet?
That may just work! It’s worth a try. 🙂
I try to avoid palm shortening – would coconut oil be an ok substitute? Thanks!
That should work 🙂
This recipe looks amazing! Could I use almond flour and/or coconut flour for the rice and tapioca flour? Could I use arrowroot instead of guar gum? I happen to have those on hand and want to make these asap 🙂 Thanks for all of your wonderful recipes- they got me through my first round of Whole 30 and onward!
Hi Jen, I don’t think so… if anything I would sub arrowroot for tapioca, but I don’t know of a good sub for guar gum. Sorry!
These are way too sweet for me!