Fitness Crazed Foodie
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These healthy pumpkin treats are filled with sweet flavors, but have NO added sugars!! They are perfect for a mid morning treat with your (probably 2nd or 3rd) cup of coffee, or as an after dinner dessert.
Coming from someone with a big sweet tooth, I always feel the need to have something sweet at some point throughout the day, but I battle with not wanting to resort to chocolate or candy. When I don't have any pre-made healthy treats like these, I usually have a scoop of peanut butter, a handful of raisins, or something along those lines. However, that is definitely not as satisfying as popping one (or two...) of these pumpkin oatmeal bars in my mouth!
This recipe makes 10-14 bars, depending how big you cut them, so store them in the fridge to eat for the week, and you'll probably have a few extra to share with friends!
1.5 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 can of pumpkin puree
1/2 cup no-sugar maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup raisins
Great optional add ins: 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, 1 scoop unflavored protein powder
Preheat oven to 375. Line a 8 x 8 baking pan with aluminum foil, or spray with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Transfer to baking pan and spread batter evenly.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. Let it cool for 15 minutes before cutting it into squares and storing in the fridge.
Best served cold and maaaaybe with a dollop of peanut butter on the top.
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