Created by: CatCora
Recipe #5698 | Created on June 10, 2012
Low-Fat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip or Cranberry Granola Bars
"I happened to stumble accross this great recipe that I made last autumn it's to good not to share, I hope you enjoy them just as much as we did"
- 3 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 to 1 cup well-packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or 1 cup dried cranberries
What You Will Need
No special items needed.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8 x 8 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk oats, spices, and salt together. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk brown sugar, pumpkin, applesauce, honey, and vanilla extract until smooth. Pour over oats and stir well, until all of the oats are moist. Stir in chocolate chips.
Evenly press oat mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown. The pumpkin keeps the bars moist, so make sure they are golden and set, you don’t want them to be under-baked.
Remove from oven and let cool completely. Using a sharp knife cut into bars.
- Serving Size: 1 (122.2 g)
- Calories 170.7
- Total Fat - 6.3 g
- Saturated Fat - 1.9 g
- Cholesterol - 6.7 mg
- Sodium - 276 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 26 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
- Sugars - 7.7 g
- Protein - 3.3 g
- Calcium - 28 mg
- Iron - 1.2 mg
- Vitamin C - 2.3 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg