Saturday, March 21, 2009

Crisp Pumpkin Molasses Granola Bars

Like biscotti, these are twice baked to ensure an extra crisp granola bar.

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  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit or nut
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat pumpkin, molasses, honey, and oil until smooth and combined, for about 2 minutes. Stir in extract.
  3. Fold in oats, flour, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and dried fruit or nuts. Press mixture into prepared pan, bake for 25 minutes. Turn oven up to 400 degrees.
  4. Place the pan on a wire rack to cool.  Slice, using a pizza cutter.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes per side, until crisp.  Cool on a wire rack, the bars will crisp a bit more after completely cool.

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Yield: 12 bars, 150 calories each

Recipe from Have Cake Will Travel

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Jen (Running with Food) said...

Perfection. Two of my favorite things - pumpkin + granola. I need to whip up a batch of these babies pronto!

Steph (I am Bee) said...

they look like kashi's crunchy granola bars!

Jessica said...

Yes, they do remind me of kashi's crunchy spiced pumpkin granola bars.

Leah @ Simply Fabulous said...

They look GREAT!

Not Another Omnivore said...

How important is the honey here, in your opinion...


Nicole (Sweetie Pie) said...

These look fabulous!!! Once I finish eating my berry bars, I may have to make a batch of these. Yum!