It’s time to Fill the Cookie Jar with all things pumpkin! I knew I couldn’t miss this month because I love pumpkin and it’s been awhile since I baked something delicious. These oat squares are packed full of pumpkin, peanut butter and chocolate chips. My husband loved them and I’ll need to hide the rest of the batch, so my kids can enjoy them too.
They have the perfect amount of sweetness and are a little chewy – something for everyone! The best part is that take less than 30 minutes to make, including baking; which is perfect for us busy moms who are doing 3 things at once.
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
3 Tbsp pumpkin puree
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, honey, pumpkin and protein powder. Mix until combined. Add in the egg and vanilla and stir. Add in the oats, cinnamon, baking soda and chocolate chips until combined. Transfer to the prepared baking pan and evenly spread out.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the bars start to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool before cutting into squares.
Check out all the other pumpkin treats filling the cookie jar this month! If you’re interested in joining us next month, leave a comment and I’ll get you the information to join the group!
Pumpkin Chip Cookies from Palatable Pastime
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Ginger Snap Crust by That Recipe
Pumpkin Pie Tasssies by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oat Squares from Join Us, Pull up a Chair
Pumpkin Streusel Bars From Cookaholic Wife
Source: Lean, Clean and Brie.