Pumpkin Cranberry Breakfast Bars
2 cups rolled oats
¾ cup pureed pumpkin
½ cup apple sauce
¼ cup dried cranberries, chopped
1 tbsp honey
3 tsp Stevia brown sugar blend or 1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350°. Mix together pumpkin, apple sauce, honey, 2 tsp brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix together oats and cranberries. Pour wet ingredients over oats and mix thoroughly, making sure all oats are covered.
Line a 9x9 cake pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray (paper should be long enough to go up sides of pan to make it easier to life bars out). Spoon oats into cake pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle remaining teaspoon of brown sugar blend on top.
Bake for 15 minutes. Lift out oats using sides of parchment paper and transfer to cooling rack. Let cool for 10 minutes and cut into 6 bars.
more hiking! it was my friend jessica’s last day in california before heading off for the freezing cold east coast (sorry ‘bout that, hun) and a few of us went hiking … yet again.
my brother had also just visited last night from northern california and i prepared breakfast before he and his friends headed out early to go ride horses or motorcycles or helicopters … whatever those boys do … i can never remember …
[so i went out and bought them bagels and scrambled some eggs- really gave them the star treatment]
BUT with all of this i was still able to make some tasty granola for me and our friends for our hike [and they seemed to quite enjoy it - with jessica telling me it was ‘literally’ the best granola she’s ever had]
how? this granola recipe was incredibly fast and easy and was meant for bars but the one thing i didn’t have time for was allowing it to cool, so i flipped the pan onto a cookie sheet, broke up the chunk a little bit, and allowed it to cool like that
preheat oven to 350
100% making this again