Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bars

Look – I used a photo prop!  It may be the one and only time I do, so please, look again….

I like to have bars on hand to grab when I’m running out the door.  Or just have the munchies.  Both of which happen quite often.  I combined a few recipes to come up with these and they’ve been a constant presence in my kitchen for a few weeks.  I wish I could say they don’t leave crumbs in your car, but, well, that would be a lie.  

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bars

  • 3 Tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 1/4 c water
  • 2 c dry rolled oats
  • 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1/3 c chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c maple syrup
  • 1/4 c almond butter
  • 1/3 c pumpkin puree (could use applesauce)
1. Preheat oven to 375F
2.  Mix flaxseeds and water in a small bowl, set aside.
3.  Mix dry ingredients (oats-chocolate chips) in a large bowl.
4.  Mix wet ingredients in a small bowl (maple syrup – pumpkin).  Stir in flax/water mixture.
5. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix well.
6.  Pour into a greased 8×8 pan and bake 15 minutes, or until set.
7.  Let cool completely before slicing into bars. Make about 12 bars (depending on how you cut).

 

Happy Friday everyone!