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Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars (No Sugar Added)

Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars with pecans and raisins, a guilt-free healthy snack for kids and grown-ups alike. With no refined sugar added, these bars are not only super delicious, but also super easy to make.

A stack of 3 pumpkin oatmeal bars

With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, we are all looking forward to all those way too sugary treats. So, how about we bake something less naughty today, and actually love it without feeling guilty at all afterwards?

Yes, sugary stuff is yummy, no doubt about that, but who’s to say that healthy treats are not yummy too? Little ones will absolutely love these bars, and they can also make some excellent healthy breakfast bars for adults too.

They have a sweet taste too, but this is coming entirely from the banana and pumpkin puree, and the raisins that have been added. No refined sugar at all, and you can hardly tell there is nothing nasty in there.

So, if your sweet tooth is craving something yummy, these gorgeous treats will come in handy. They are also great in your little ones lunch box, an afterschool treat or just as a quick snack on the go.

A white bowl with ingredients needed to make pumpkin oatmeal bars

The texture is not what you would expect from a store-bought cereal bar, which are usually so hard, I always wonder how they think kids could ever eat such things. Not to mention the horribly large amounts of sugar and other sweeteners they contain.

Nope, not good. But these healthy pumpkin bars are. They are soft and chewy, and the chopped pecans add a lovely crunch. I absolutely love raisins in any baked goodies, but you could replace them with any chopped dry fruit you like.

The pecans can be replaced with walnuts, or, if you really really want a bit of naughtiness in it, add some chocolate chips, they will bring a nice touch for sure.

For a gluten free version, you can use gluten free flour, since there is no worry about the oats. I like the porridge oats, which are usually quite fine, but rolled oats can be used instead for a rougher texture. Up to one’s taste here.

And if you are looking for some other pumpkin treats, how about some great pumpkin hand pies for Halloween? Not only yummy, but also a great (not so naughty) treat too.

A pumpkin oatmeal bar with raisins and pecans around it

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A stack of 3 healthy pumpkin oatmeal bars
Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars (No Sugar Added)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars with pecans and raisins, a guilt-free healthy snack for kids and grown-ups alike. With no refined sugar added, these bars are not only super delicious, but also super easy to make.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: International
Keyword: healthy snacks
Servings: 9 bars
Calories: 184 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fine oats
  • 1 cup plain wholemeal flour
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup full-fat milk
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (360 Fahreneheit).

  2. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together, then line a square baking tray with non-stick perchament and add the mixture to it.

  3. Bake for about 35-40 minutes until set through and firm to touch.

  4. Serve warm or cold.

Recipe Notes

The fine oats can be replaced with rolled jumbo oats.

 

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars (No Sugar Added)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Potassium 311mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 86.3%
Vitamin C 3.3%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 8.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars with pecans and raisins, a guilt-free healthy snack for kids and grown-ups alike. With no refined sugar added, these bars are not only super delicious, but also super easy to make. A great Fall treat that goes well with the whole family this Thanksgiving and not only.

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