Pumpkin, Almond, Chocolate Granola Bars (Gluten Free)

Recipe by BecR2400
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 5
    cups old fashioned oats (for gf check pckg it hasn't been prepared with equipment which makes products containing gluten)
  • 34
    teaspoon cinnamon
  • 12
    teaspoon nutmeg
  • 34
    cup slivered almonds
  • 12
    cup wheat germ (leave out for gluten-free bars)
  • 1
    cup dried fruit (I used apricots and cranberries)
  • 12
    cup toasted seeds (I used sunflower and pumpkin)
  • 1
    cup pumpkin puree (I boiled a pumpkin, skinned it and pureed it in a food processor)
  • 12
  • 14
    cup honey
  • 1 12
    teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 12
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C Butter a 10” by 10” baking pan and line with baking paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix oats, spices, dried fruit, almonds, seeds, choc chips, wheatgerm, and salt together. Set aside.
  • 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.
  • Evenly press oat mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the pan by lifting the parchment paper.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut into bars.
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