Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Bars | TastyBits
If your looking for a vegan-friendly fall treat give these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Bars a try. I enjoy them for breakfast with my coffee or after dinner with a dollop of coconut milk ice cream.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 Bars
- 2 1/2 cups oat flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsweetend applesauce
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 tbs melted coconut oil
- 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips + more for sprinkling
Preheat over to 350 degrees and spray 8 x 11 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl whisk together oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices. Set aside.
In a separate large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, brown sugar, vanilla extract, oil and applesauce and mix until smooth and creamy.
Slowly whisk in oat flour until combined.
Gently fold in chocolate chips
Pour batter into pyrex dish
Bake for 15-25 minutes. As ovens vary I suggest checking your bars at the 10 minute mark and every 5 minutes after that. Insert a knife to test doneness. The knife should come out clean.
Once done allow to cool for 10 minutes on a wire baking rack.
MY SUGGESTED MODIFICATIONS
I followed the exact recipe as listed above and was not super pleased with the outcome. Here are a couple of modifications I will make with my next batch of Pumpkin Chocolate Oat Bars.
- Make the oat flour as directed OR sift pre-made oat flour
- Increase unsweetened applesauce to 1 cup
- Increase oil to 2 tablespoons
- Increase Brown sugar to 1 cup
- Add more chocolate chips to the batter