What’s better this time a year other than Pumpkin Pie Oat Bars? But actually what really is better? I’m crazy for all things pumpkin right now and these bars are truly my new favorite. I was looking for new ways to create pumpkin recipes and stumbled upon an oatmeal bar recipe that I had made previously. With a little tweaking and adding of pumpkin, these Pumpkin Pie Oat Bars were born!
I love how these treats have the taste of a pumpkin pie but the crunch and chewy satisfaction of a bar. It is such a good combo! I brought them into work and they were instantly demolished, that’s a sure sign of a hit recipe in my book.
This year I might go home for Thanksgiving. I haven’t been in the past few years but this year I really want to make it home because we now have a car and it will be my birthday on Thanksgiving this year. Having a birthday on a holiday kind of sucks but the really great part of it is that I usually get to see my entire family on my birthday. Oh and there’s the Thanksgiving feast too!
What are you making for Thanksgiving? Any pumpkin recipes?
Pumpkin Pie Oat Bars
Pumpkin Pie Oat Bars are the best a pie has to offer in a bar form. Enjoy this chewy oat perfection this fall and try it on Thanksgiving!
- 2 1/2 Cups Flour
- 1 1/2 Cups Rolled Oats
- 1 Cup Confectioner's Sugar
- 1 1/2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1 Egg
- 3 Sticks Unsalted Butter Softened
- 1 1/2 Cups Canned Pumpkin
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 1 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a 9X13 inch pan and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, rolled oats, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and salt. Mix in egg, then work in butter until clumps form.
Press 3/4 of the dough into the baking dish.
In a separate bowl, combine canned pumpkin, sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Spread over dough.
Sprinkle remaining dough on top.
Bake 40-45 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool completely before cutting, enjoy!