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
- 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
- 1/4 cup Almond Milk
- 1 Banana Mashed
- 1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 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
- 1/4 cup Nutiva Coconut Manna melted
- Turn oven on to 350.
- Line a 8×8 glass baking dish with parchment paper.
- 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.
- 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.