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Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Bars | TastyBits

If you're 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 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 16 Bars
Calories 128 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 cups oat flourĀ 
  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

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.
  1. Make the oat flour as directed OR sift pre-made oat flour
  2. Increase unsweetened applesauce to 1 cup
  3. Increase oil to 2 tablespoons
  4. Increase Brown sugar to 1 cup
  5. Add more chocolate chips to the batter
Keyword Baking, Dairy Free, Dessert, Egg Free, Gluten-free, Nut Free, oat bars, Vegan, Vegan Recipe, Wheat Free