I love fall for multiple reasons. It's beautiful outside, it's apple picking season, it's beautiful outside, it's candy season (really when isn't it?!), it's beautiful outside, it's baking season ( again when isn't it?!), and the leaves on the ground are crunchy when you step on them :) I am not going apple picking until next weekend so the pumpkin baking came early. I was originally going to make pumpkin brownies but concocted these from http://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2015/09/24/pumpkin-pie-chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookies/. Cookie recipe. Enjoy!
*I made two batches because nothing ever requires the whole can of pumpkin! If you make two batches you only have a tad bit left over. The ingredients listed is only for ONE batch.
Pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chunk bars
1 cup old fashioned oats
¾ cup oat flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground ginger
1 ½ tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
¾ cup pumpkin purée
A nice pour of vanilla extract
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 cacao (or dark chocolate) bar chopped and shaved ( I used Trader Joe's )
Additional add ins if you are feeling crazy: craisins, raisins, white chocolate chips, pumpkin seeds
Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a glass baking dish with parchment paper.
In your mixing bowl add in the oats, oat flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking powder, and salt. Wisk to combine.
Add in the coconut oil, pumpkin purée, vanilla and maple syrup. Add in the chopped chocolate.
Mix until just combined.
Add the dough to prepared dish.
Bake at 325°F for 20-30 minutes. Cool in the dish before cutting.
Store in fridge overnight if not serving right away.