Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oat Bars

I’ve been reviewing some products lately and I was excited to get to put two of the products into one recipe!  This is my old stand-by Oat Bar recipe (allergy free and civilian) and it’s really easy to make changes and have a successful turn out.  So, without further ado, here’s my new Oat Bar recipe!  Enjoy!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oat Bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oat Bars
makes 16 bars

In a large mixing bowl, combine the following:
1 cup gluten free rolled oats
1 cup gluten free old fashioned oats
1 cup gluten free flour
1/4 cup Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal*
1/4 cup ground flax seed or flax meal
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp xanthan gum
1 cup Enjoy Life Semisweet Chocolate Chunks

In a smaller bowl, combine the following and let it sit for 5 minutes:
1 TB ground chia
3 TB warm water

Then add:
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, melted
1/2 cup pure pumpkin
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

1.  Preheat the oven to 350F.
2.  Generously grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
3.  In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
4.  Make a well in the center and pour in the wet mixture.
5.  Mix well using a fork or your hands.
6.  Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes, turning once for even baking, until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges.
7.  Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into bars while still warm.  Do not allow the bars to cool completely before cutting, or they will be too hard to cut.

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3 Responses to Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oat Bars

  1. Molly says:

    Hi! I just found your blog and I’m so thankful you are sharing your knowledge and experiences with others like me. My 8 month old daughter had a really bad reaction to formula last month (I’ve been nursing), and this week we received results from her initial blood test saying she’s allergic to dairy, soy, wheat and peanuts. More testing is needed to confirm what she is truly allergic to, but we are still reeling from the news, which I know you can imagine. My 2.5 year old son appears to be food-allergy-free (thank God!) so we’re new to figuring out how to introduce table food that she can actually eat. After reading only a few of your posts, I am very encouraged, and look forward to reading more because I have so much to learn! Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences and help us newbies out! :)

    • Jessica says:

      Good to meet you, Molly! While I know it’s hard to receive that initial diagnosis, the younger they are, the better! They are at the point where you’re just introducing new foods anyway, so with time, they’ll just eat what you give them! They don’t have a chance to miss anything because they never had the real thing to begin with! It’s definitely a learning process, but there’s so much good information out there. I’m glad you found my site and that it’s helpful to you!

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