Chewy Pumpkin Cinnamon Oatmeal Breakfast Squares

Phewf, that name’s a mouthful! These bars are layered so you can grab & go!

I make oatmeal for my husband and I every morning, but I was getting tired of the process and as much as I hate to admit it, I was also getting tired of eating oatmeal! I never want to get sick of oatmeal because I love it so much, so I knew I need to spice things up a bit. Instead of worrying about making oats in the morning, I wanted something I didn’t have to prepare. This is when these babies were born.

These bars are chewy like oats on the top, but with a firmer bottom layer so they hold together well when you’re on the run. I iced them with coconut manna because to me it’s just as delicious as icing, but without the sugar so it’s perfect for breakfast!

I couldn’t decide if I wanted to make a breakfast bake or pumpkin breakfast squares or squares with a cinnamon roll twist, so I kind of just threw a bunch of ingredients together and this is what I came up with!

I think these are great for breakfast year round, but especially from fall-Christmas. They would also be great as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack with a cup of tea!

Chewy Pumpkin Cinnamon Oatmeal Breakfast Squares

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 9

Ingredients
  

BASE LAYER

  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/3 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 cup Oat Flour (or blend outs in a food processor or blender to make your own)
  • 1 scoop Uplift
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

TOP LAYER

    Wet

    • 1/4 cup Almond Milk
    • 1 Banana Mashed
    • 1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree
    • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
    • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

    Dry

    • 1/4 cup Oat Flour
    • 3/4 cup Oats
    • 1/3 cup Pecans chopped (plus 2 Tbsp for topping)
    • 2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds
    • 1 Tbsp Flax Meal (ground flax seeds)
    • 1 tsp Cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp Ginger
    • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
    • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
    • 1/4 tsp Cloves
    • 1/4 tsp Salt

    Icing

    • 1/4 cup Nutiva Coconut Manna melted

    Instructions
     

    • Turn oven on to 350.
    • Line a 8×8 glass baking dish with parchment paper.

    Base Layer

    • Add all ingredients to a food processor or high speed blender and combine until it forms a dough like texture – it should ball up on it's own in the process.
    • Add base mixture to the glass pan and use your hands to flatten it out until it fills the entire baking dish in an even layer.

    Top Layer

    • Add wet ingredients and mix until well combined. If you're having troble combining the ingredients because of the almond butter or cocnut oil heat at 30 second intervals if necessary.
    • Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until well combined.
    • Add mixture to the baking dish on top of the base layer and spread out until even.
    • Add 2 Tbsp of choppe pecans to the top layer if desired.

    Bake: 30 minutes

      Ice: with melted coconut manna

        Notes

        Tip for icing: place jar (with lid off) in a bowl of hot water until it begins to melt and mix to encourage the manna to melt completely.
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