Just the name alone Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oatmeal bars, where can you go wrong.
More like where can you go right!
When I seen the Tweet Tuesday afternoon I immediately walked over and hit 350 on the oven.
This little gem comes from Averie over at Love Veggies and Yoga.
It is a fantastic recipe with many different variations, using more or less of what you enjoy the most.
For the first batch I use the main recipes and I added a 1/4 cup of dark chocolate mini chocolate chips and a 1/4 cup of regular sized butterscotch chips.
It turned out quite light and soft. A very tender bar. If it had cooked it a few minutes longer with would be more firm, I was just cautious to not over cook it and have it too hard or dry.
The addition of the chips was nice but I think for the second batch I will go with the main recipe plus raisins and a touch more cinnamon.
I like a bit more chew to my bars and the raisins will add just the bite I am looking for.
Plus, omitting the chocolate chips will also result in a firmer bar. I also used one cup of white sugar in the first batch as I just ran out of brown.
For the second batch I used one cup of brown sugar and a half cup of raisins.
I really enjoy it without all the chocolate chips. It is a touch more firm and has that granola bar flavor, which I espically enjoy!
Which ever variation you try, it will be hard to stop at just one! And before I forget to mention, these are gluten free!
From love veggies and yoga:
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 cups oats – whole rolled, not quick cooking
1 cup brown sugar – packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice – reduce/increase to taste
1 tsp cinnamon – reduce/increase to taste
1 tbsp vanilla extract
options: raisins, chocolate,whiite, peanutbutter or butterscotch chips. Up to a half cup.