Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

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With this simple Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars recipe, you can easily whip up a batch of fall goodness that your family and friends will adore. Enjoy the warm, comforting taste of autumn in every bite!

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars recipe offers a delightful taste of the season. By blending the warmth of pumpkin spice with the comforting heartiness of oatmeal. Whether you’re planning a family gathering, a potluck dinner, or simply craving a sweet treat. Enjoy with a cup of hot cider or coffee with pumpkin spice coffee creamer. These bars are a wonderful choice.

If you’re looking for more pumpkin recipes, try these Pumpkin Carrot Cake, Pumpkin Bread Muffins, Double Layer Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats.

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Why We Love This Easy Pumpkin Bars Recipe

From its family-friendly appeal to its delightful fall flavor, you’ll quickly understand why this easy pumpkin bars recipe deserves a special place in your collection. Join us as we uncover what makes these bars truly exceptional.

  • Family Friendly: These bars are a hit with kids and adults alike. Making them a fantastic option for family get-togethers or weekday treats. Use this pumpkin oat bar for breakfast or snack. You can make gluten free and vegan if you tweak the ingredients.
  • Great for Parties: With their mouth watering pumpkin flavor, these bars are the perfect addition to any fall-themed party or potluck.
  • Delicious Fall Flavor: The blend of pumpkin and oatmeal in these bars creates a delightful taste of autumn in every bite. This is a healthy treat that is an easy grab and go chewy bar.

Ingredient Notes for these Healthy Pumpkin Puree Oat Breakfast Bars

Pumpkin puree, oatmeal and pecans.
  • Oatmeal: This recipe uses old-fashioned oats to add a hearty texture and a touch of nuttiness to the bars.
  • Pumpkin Puree: Canned pumpkin puree is the star ingredient that gives these bars their rich pumpkin flavor.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

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Variations and Substitutions for these Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars

These variations and substitutions will inspire you to transform this classic pumpkin oatmeal bars recipe into something uniquely yours.

  • Different Sweeteners: While this recipe uses brown sugar, you can experiment with other sweeteners. Like maple syrup or honey even coconut sugar.
  • Different Nuts: Feel free to mix and match different nuts such as walnuts, almonds, or even hazelnuts.
  • Cookie Crust: Make a delicious cookie crust by using crumbled shortbread, snickerdoodles, or ginger snaps.

How to Make Pumpkin Bars With Oatmeal

These are the basic steps for making Pumpkin Bars With Oatmeal. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Step 1: Prep and Make Oat Crust

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, chopped pecans, and melted butter to create a crumbly crust. Next, press the oat mixture into the bottom of a rimmed baking pan lined with parchment paper. Then bake for 15 minutes.

Step 2: Make Pumpkin Filling

Next, in a large bowl, combine pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Mix until well blended. Pour this filling over the baked oat crust.

Step 3: Bake the Pumpkin Oat Bars

Finally, bake the bars in the oven for 30-35 minutes.

FAQs for Healthy Pumpkin Recipe

It’s recommended to use 100% pure canned pumpkin puree for the best results. Avoid pumpkin pie filling, as it contains added sugars and spices that can alter the flavor.

When stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, these pumpkin pie bars can stay fresh for up to 4-5 days.

Pumpkin puree is a smooth, mashed pumpkin product that’s commonly used in baking. It’s made from cooked and pureed pumpkin, with no added spices or sweeteners. you can even make your own homemade pumpkin puree.

Store by individually wrap the bars. You will love this recipe for a quick breakfast recipe full of healthy fat or put the healthy pumpkin oat bar in your lunch as a healthy snack.

A pan of the squares.

Expert Tips for Making Pumpkin Oat Bars

These insights will guide you through ways to enhance the flavor, texture, and overall enjoyment of this treat. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a kitchen novice, these tips will help you create pumpkin spice bars that stand out from the rest.

  • Room Temperature Eggs: Eggs that are room temperature will incorporate much easier.
  • Mini Chips: For added texture and a hint of sweetness, toss in a handful of mini chocolate chips into the pumpkin filling before baking to make a pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal bars.
  • Dried Fruit: Dried fruits like cranberries or apricots can provide a delightful chewiness and a burst of fruity flavor to these healthy pumpkin bars with oatmeal.
  • Cream Cheese Drizzle: Elevate the bars with a drizzle of cream cheese frosting for an extra layer of creaminess and sweetness to the oatmeal breakfast bars.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice: Make this recipe with pumpkin pie spice if you have it.
  • Food Processor: Place all the dry ingredients into a food processor and then pulse in the butter for the crust. Then press into a pan with parchment paper.
  • Banana: Feel free to use banana instead of pumpkin to make a banana oatmeal version of this bar.

What to Serve with Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

Pumpkin Pie Squares on a white plate.
5 from 13 votes

Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
With this simple Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars recipe, you can easily whip up a batch of fall goodness that your family and friends will adore. Enjoy the warm, comforting taste of autumn in every bite!
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  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • ¾ cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • cup butter, melted



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine all of the crust ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until completely combined.
  • Press into the bottom of a 10 inch x 15 inch rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until crust turns a light golden color.
  • Meanwhile, mix all of the filling ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Pour onto baked crust.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center of filling comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool and serve with whipped cream.

Expert Tips

  • Add More Nuts: Top with candied or plain chopped walnuts or nuts. Use some good vanilla extract to enhance the flavor.
  • Cookies: Crumble shortbread, snickerdoodles or ginger snap, cookies on top of the whipped cream for the pumpkin squares recipes.
  • Caramel: A little drizzle of salted caramel on top is fabulous.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Feel free to use a brown sugar substitute and fat free or sugar free whipped cream.
  • Ground Cinnamon: Sprinkle some on top to garnish or try some ginger or cloves.. Powdered sugar works well too.
  • Frosting: Cream Cheese frosting will enhance the square as well.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1219IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

9 thoughts on “Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars”

  1. This looks great! But I have a question… Your printed recipe says to use a 10 x 15 pan, but your video says to use 9 x 13. Did you use less ingredients in the video to accomodate the smaller pan, or will the smaller pan just give you a heftier bar? Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Highly recommended! This is so delicious and really easy to make! Will surely make this again, thanks a lot for sharing your amazing recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    I’m so excited about that pie crust! Perfect for my gluten-free eaters! Thanks so much for sharing your delicious recipe.


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