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pumpkin spice banana oat bars // cait's plate

pumpkin spice banana oat bars

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30-40 minutes
  • Total Time: 35-45 minutes
  • Yield: 9 bars (depending on the size you cut them!) 1x
  • Category: breakfast

Description

these nutrient-dense bars are loaded with fall flavor!  kid & adult-friendly, they come together in just about 30 minutes and make the best easy breakfast or snack for fall.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½1 teaspoons ground cinnamon (more or less to your liking)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup of milk (any kind you like), plus more as needed for desired consistency
  • 1/3 cup siggi’s pumpkin spice yogurt (you will just need one 5.3 oz. cup for this recipe)
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed

Instructions

  1. Move oven rack to the middle of the oven then preheat to 375 degrees F.  Spray an 8×8 pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, baking powder, chia seeds, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt.  Whisk and set aside.
  3. In a smaller mixing bowl, add maple syrup, yogurt, pumpkin puree, egg, vanilla, mashed bananas and half the milk.  Whisk together to combine.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, adding more milk as needed if mixture seems dry.
  5. Pour batter into prepared baking pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until a knife or cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Allow to fully cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving.


Notes

  • Bars can be stored for up to 4 days in an airtight container in the fridge and up to 2 months in the freezer.

Keywords: pumpkin, oats, bars

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