Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

contributed by Mindy Dann

  • 4 ½ cups pumpkin puree *
  • 5 cups old fashioned oats (not the quick cooking kind) *
  • ¾ cup milk soured with 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed *
  • ½  cup real (grade A or B) maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes *
  • ¾ cup dates, raisins, dried cranberries or any other dried fruit you wish (chopped) *
  • ¾ cup chopped nuts (unsalted) *

 

PREP

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9″x13″ glass baking dish by lightly coating with coconut oil.

2. Add all ingredients together and mix well.  Press into baking dish.

3. Bake for 40 – 45minutes or until top is golden brown. Remove from heat and let cool. Cut into squares.

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