Pumpkin, Almond, Chocolate Granola Bars (Gluten Free)

Total Time
20 mins
30 mins

These perfectly moist and chewy granola bars make a wonderful road trip snack, or pack into a school lunch box for a delightful & healthy homemade treat. From Strands of My Life. Note: These bars are gluten-free, if you skip the optional wheat germ.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C Butter a 10” by 10” baking pan and line with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix oats, spices, dried fruit, almonds, seeds, choc chips, wheatgerm, and salt together. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk brown sugar, pumpkin, applesauce, honey, and vanilla extract until smooth. Pour over oats and stir well, until all of the oats are moist.
  4. Evenly press oat mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the pan by lifting the parchment paper.
  6. Using a sharp knife, cut into bars.