Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars Recipe

Recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Hooray for pumpkin baking season! October is here and today I’m sharing a great Fall snack that was a big hit at my house. You can feel good about serving this to your kids because it’s definitely on the healthier side for a pumpkin treat!

Last week I wrote a short article for Central Valley magazine on tips for bargain shopping discount grocery stores and used a couple real life examples from Grocery Outlet.

Make sure to check out their new ad starting tomorrow Oct 2, 2013 here

There were so many examples it was hard to pick just a few from this store and here are a couple nice examples: organic coconut oil and natural old fashioned oats. They really do have some outstanding steals on organic and natural foods . I love coconut oil for baking and cooking, don’t you? It’s great stuff.

Grocery Outlet Organic Deals

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars by LIna Darnell

Ingredients:

4 cups oats (I used old fashioned and they were good.)

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1/4 cup Flax

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup honey

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Pumpkin Choc Chip Granola Bars

Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9×18 pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl mix together the oats, coconut oil, flax, honey, pumpkin, brown sugar, and the rest of the ingredients. Press the mixture into the pan and flatten it really well with a spatula. Bake for about 20 min, and take it out and press down on them with a spatula again.and then bake them for another 20-25 min. until brown. Let them cool for at least 2 hours, before cutting.

pumpkin granola bars with coconut oil

The mix of pumpkin and chocolate is perfection, and these are more on the chewy side…We had these for breakfast before school this morning too 🙂

Pumpkin Granola

Yay! They’re looking good on my newly decorated Fall table. Stay tuned for that fun post soon 🙂

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