A great way to start your morning on-the-go! Grab some Healthy Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars and hit the road. Packed with fiber and protein, they keep you satisfied.
So we all love pumpkin as we head into fall. Do you also love on the go breakfast? Yes, I thought so. I'm here to help you with BOTH of those things. These Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are a protein packed, satisfying, and delicious breakfast bar.
Homemade Breakfast Bars
Homemade maple pumpkin oatmeal breakfast bars are really the easiest thing ever! I choose a veggie, add oats, flax, and a little flavor (vanilla, cinnamon, etc) and bake it all together!
Breakfast bars are an ESSENTIAL part of any busy mom's morning. I think it's just a fact that mom's have to carry around power bars in their diaper bags!
It's basically a soft pillowy granola bar and this one is packed with pumpkin. Perfect as we transition into fall, you can't really even notice the taste of pumpkin until we really amp it up with a dash of pumpkin spice.
Can You Freeze Pumpkin Breakfast Bars?
YES! I encourage you to freeze these Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars. Since they do have pumpkin in them, they are soft and moist. They can go bad very quickly if left on the counter.
So I suggest freezing them for maximum enjoyment. It only takes about 10-15 seconds in the microwave to warm them back up and enjoy with your morning hot cup of coffee or Dalgona Whipped Espresso!
More freezable breakfast ideas for on-the-go mornings include:
- Zucchini Oatmeal Cookies
- Pumpkin Carrot Cake
- Raspberry White Chocolate Scones
- Molasses Pumpkin Muffins
- Peanut Butter Protein Energy Bites
Notes About Baking With Pumpkin Puree
So pumpkin puree by itself is basically flavorless. Sad but true. So that is where the ever popular pumpkin spice comes in!
By adding these warming spices to the pumpkin breakfast bars it really amps up the naturally sweet nature of the puree. We deepen this even further by adding rich maple syrup to these bars.
Pumpkin spice mixture usually includes cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove,
So while you can definitely substitute pumpkin spice with cinnamon you don't want to skip "spicing" it up all together. Or you'll end up with a sad flavorless maple pumpkin oatmeal breakfast bars.
Healthy Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars
- 1 cup pumpkin
- 1 egg
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup flax seeds
- 2 cups oats
- 1 ⅓ cup oat flour
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons JOI Almond Base
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- In a large bowl combine pumpkin, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
- In a medium bowl combine flour, oats, flax seeds, salt, and pumpkin spice.
- Combine dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix to combine.
- Pat the "dough" into a greased 9x9 pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
- For the glaze combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Drizzle over the bars once they have cooled.