National Oatmeal day is on October 29 and in order to celebrate I made Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars for my family. I remember having the Quaker Oats container in my house growing up, but I don’t remember it ever being used. I think maybe my Dad ate oatmeal. I know I didn’t. It wasn’t until recently that I started to eat oatmeal cookies! I’ve been wanting to start making snack bars for my kids so I found this recipe to try. I have made it my own, though. These bars are delicious. They are softer than I would have thought, though. They are almost a cake-like consistency. I would like them a little bit more stiff so that they don’t crumble apart and make a mess while the kids are eating them.
My husband currently eats oatmeal 5 days a week and the kids usually get it once a week. My favorite is cinnamon apple oatmeal. I think some cinnamon apple oatmeal bars are next for me to try to create. Sounds like a great fall recipe to me!
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 egg
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 3/4 Quaker Oatmeal
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup chopped cinnamon sugar almonds
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup coconut
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cream sugar, oil, egg and pumpkin until light and fluffy.
- Stir in flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange juice.
- Add almonds and raisins. Stir to blend
- Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spread onto paper. (mine didn’t fill the whole cookie sheet, so I only used half.)
- Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
- Let cool completely and then cut into bars.
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