Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars

At the risk of sounding like a basic, white girl, I'm sitting here writing up this blog, sipping on a hot homemade pumpkin spice latte made perfectly from my Ninja Coffee Bar and enjoying a pumpkin bar... or 2... maybe 3. I'll never tell. 

It's officially fall so that means I'm cleared to bake all things pumpkin, right? And I won't even limit myself to baking... I started my morning off by making homemade pumpkin spice creamer. I must admit, the combo of the two... heaven in my mouth. I might have to add a 'Creamer' category to the blog!

We spent the weekend up at the cabin with friends and we were running low on food so I pulled a grab-everything-from-the-cabinets-and-see-what-I-can-come-up-with move... and so came the delicious, is-this-even-healthy, Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars! Obviously, the recipe needing tweaking and so I've been playing in the kitchen until I came up with the final creation!

I'm so excited for the new season... to me that screams new flavors, new vegetables and fruits available, modified sweet treat creations and recipes you wouldn't otherwise make! I've already started experimenting with thanksgiving recipes (non that have stuck... aka... they need tweaking) but be sure to like my Facebook page or subscribe via e-mail if you want to be updated with new blog posts!  

In our household we've got Ninja brand everything. Why? Because it's awesome and it works. My pumpkin spice latte brought to you by our Ninja Coffee Bar (it makes iced coffee too!). Ninja Coffee Bar is easy to use and have my coffee done, ready and delicious in less than 2 minutes. Pumpkin bars brought to you by the help of our Ninja Blender! But seriously, if you've been going back and forth between what blender to buy, my vote is for the Ninja.. totally reasonably priced and works for almost anything you need it to; smoothies, baking, pureeing, blending, etc. If it weren't for the bright green color, my husband wouldn't even know spinach was in our morning smoothies because the Ninja blends it perfectly! 

Directions 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender (except chocolate chips) and blend until smooth. 
  3. Once blended, add chocolate chips and stir so they are even throughout.
  4. Spray baking pan and add mixture.
  5. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of Pumpkin
  • 1/4 C Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 C Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 C Agave
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 TBSP Vanilla Extract
  • 1 TBSP Pumpkin Spice
  • 1 TBSP Cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP Baking Soda
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Cups Oats
  • 1/4-1/2 C Chocolate Chips (optional)