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Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars Recipe #YayOats

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

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream sugar, oil, egg and pumpkin until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in flour, oatmeal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange juice.
  4. Add almonds and raisins. Stir to blend
  5. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spread onto paper. (mine didn’t fill the whole cookie sheet, so I only used half.)
  6. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Let cool completely and then cut into bars.

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About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a “baby “chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she’s still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She’s since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.