I went on a pumpkin craze. There... I said it. Good things did happen though. I had a baking filled day to say the least.
The first thing I will share are these pumpkin oat bars. I have recently been on the lookout for more bar type of recipes. I think making your own food (including things you could easily buy at the store) is such a great idea. You not only know what is going into your body, but you can manipulate any or all of the ingredients!
Vegan Pumpkin Oat Bars (inspired by Tasty Yummies)
2 cups oats
1/2 cup almond flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp stevia (or 5 drops of liquid stevia)
1/4 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1/2 cup craisins
1/4 cup slivered almonds
Preheat the oven to 350F and line a 8" x 8" baking pan with parchment paper (or grease well). Mix ALL ingredients in one bowl making sure everything is evenly coated. Press into the baking pan (sprinkling with any desired extra toppings) and bake for 20 - 25 minutes (I baked mine for 23 minutes).