Pumpkin Cranberry Oat Bars

Hi Friends!

We’re digging into the archives to highlight yet another pumpkin recipe. Are you sick of it yet? If so, I’m sorry. Pumpkin season just makes me go a little crazy…in a good way. Anyways, this is a dessert recipe I posted 3 years ago. If you go back and re-read my original post, you’ll have a pretty clear idea of how much I like these. So good. I think it’s the pumpkin-butterscotch combo that puts them over the edge!

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I made a batch of these last month and pretty much ate the whole pan myself so…… yeah. They’re good.

Here’s how you make them:

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A lightened-up pumpkin dessert bar packed with delicious add-ins!
Serves: 12 bars

  • 1¼ cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 c oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 c pumpkin
  • ½ c dark chocolate chips
  • ½ c butterscotch chips
  • ½ c Craisins

  1. Cream butter and sugars in a medium bowl until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg, vanilla and pumpkin and mix well.
  3. Mix in the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt and mix well.
  4. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and Craisins and mix until evenly distributed.
  5. Grease a 9×13 pan (or line with parchment paper) and spread mixture evenly in pan. If you want a thicker bar, use a 9×9 pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely in pan. Use a sharp knife to cut into squares.

Of course the mix-ins are optional, but I highly recommend them all!

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