Organic Pumpkin Granola Bars

When I was an athlete I didn’t really like energy bars very much.

I found them hard to eat. The flavor was terrible, the texture sucked, and they were always hard as a rock. The only kinda I managed to eat with out gagging were Cliff bars.

They had a pumpkin spice bar that I really liked. And although I don’t work out quite as hard as I used to, I still like to have convenient and healthy snacks around.

Granola bars can be a very health conscious choice, as long as you pay attention to what you are eating.

There are plenty of granola bars with 150+ calories, tons of sugar, and loaded with hydrogenated oil. They also are full of synthetic ingredients to help extend their shelf life.

Pumpkin Granola Bar Spices Organic Pumpkin Granola Bars

Those are a bad! Don’t eat them.

Instead, make your own organic granola bars! It’s very easy and you can alter the ingredients to include your favorite fruit and nuts.


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The bars are moist from the pumpkin and simple syrup, but not overly sweet. The chocolate, cherries and walnuts provide a necessary texture contrast.

Overall, the bars are delicious. They are comforting and filling, but not heavy.

You could easily alter this recipe to whatever you have on hand. I imagine you could switch the pumpkin puree for other purees, depending on the season.

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Comments

  1. Oh so healthy and sounds so good! Be nice to have these around the house for us to munch on. Thanks for sharing.

  2. These look great! Tasty, delicious and the hint of pumpkin is super seasonal.

  3. That’s a healthy, tempting snack!

  4. Great recipe to use your pumpkin puree and also a yummy way to help lower cholesterol (at least the oatmeal part) Soon you can make persimmon granola bars. It will be interesting to see if you notice a big flavor change by using the persimmon instead of pumpkin.

    • BigFatBaker says:

      I can’t wait to try and bake with persimmons. I have been on the look out for more recipes so i’ll be totally prepared when they arrive!

  5. What a perfect snack! Love it!

  6. Absolutely PERFECT for munching before Thanksgiving dinner :-)

  7. Oh and you can cut them with a pizza cutter :)
    simple and easy :) thank you for posting such a great recipe for me to recreate. I will let you know when I make the others! :)

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