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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

I know I just posted a pumpkin muffin recipe and several other pumpkin recipes within the last month, but I just can’t stop. I love pumpkin. I honestly was going to call it quits for awhile, but on Saturday morning I was eating my pumpkin granola for breakfast and an idea popped in my head to make pumpkin chocolate chip granola bars. I quickly got out the pumpkin and started baking.

I based the recipe off of my pumpkin granola, but I made a few changes. I adjusted the spices, used honey instead of maple syrup, and added in chocolate chips. This was my first time making homemade granola bars so I was a little worried, but after a few minutes in the oven, I knew they would be good. The smell of pumpkin and chocolate was divine.

When the bars were golden brown, I removed them from the oven and let them cool for five minutes. I cut them into bars and let them finish cooling while we went to the farmers market. When we got home, we rushed into the kitchen to sample the granola bars. I sampled them again and again:) I was smitten. The chewy granola bars have a nice pumpkin flavor that is complimented by chocolate and laced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Homemade granola bars are so easy to make, I can’t believe it has taken me this long to try them. These pumpkin chocolate chip granola bars make a great fall snack or breakfast on the go. If you are looking for a pumpkin recipe to try-I nominate this one!

I have been getting bombarded with one question lately, “when are you going to post pictures of your new kitchen?” We are home and our kitchen is functioning (I loved using our Thermador oven on Saturday) but it isn’t completely done. We have some odds and ends to finish up before it is ready to be viewed by all:) Until it is finished, I will be posting teaser photos. Here is one for you to enjoy today. Don’t you love our new white kitchen backsplash? That is all you get for now!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Yield: 10-12 granola bars

Cook Time: 30-35 minutes

Ingredients:

3 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup pumpkin puree
¼ cup applesauce
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8 by 8 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk oats, spices, and salt together. Set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk brown sugar, pumpkin, applesauce, honey, and vanilla extract until smooth. Pour over oats and stir well, until all of the oats are moist. Stir in chocolate chips.

4. Evenly press oat mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. The pumpkin keeps the bars moist, so make sure they are golden and set-you don't want them to be under baked. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

5. Using a sharp knife, cut into bars. Remove from pan and let cool completely.

If you like these pumpkin chocolate chip granola bars, you might also like:

Pumpkin Granola from Two Peas and Their Pod
Granola Bars from Buns in My Oven
Cranberry Spice Granola Bars from Bitchin’ Camero
Thick, Chewy Granola Bars from In Good Taste

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168 Responses to “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars”

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    Katrina — October 18, 2010 @ 4:41 am

    I love granola bars, and these look like the perfect combo for fall. I love this recipe!

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    Erica — October 18, 2010 @ 4:42 am

    Yum! And you cut them perfectly. I am a homemade granola bar fanatic. I make a batch almost every week. Josh likes grabbing them for breakfast or a snack. I like them heated up as a dessert. The backsplash is beautiful

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — October 18, 2010 @ 5:06 am

    I have yet to make my own granola bars! These look delicious!!!

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    Kim in MD — October 18, 2010 @ 5:10 am

    These look amazing! I love the combination of flavors! I can’t wait to see your new kitchen!

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    Fran — October 18, 2010 @ 6:13 am

    Oh perfection!! I have everything I need to make these in my house right now. Thanks!! I also shared this on my Facebook page and I will probably link to it on my blog too. Yummy :)

    • twopeas replied: — October 18th, 2010 @ 8:24 am

      Thanks Fran!

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    Traci — October 18, 2010 @ 6:17 am

    You can never, ever, ever have enough pumpkin in the fall. And I love your kitchen. where did you get the containers and scoops??

    • twopeas replied: — October 18th, 2010 @ 8:24 am

      We bought the glass containers at Target for our wedding cookie/candy station. I hope they still carry them. They come in handy:)

      • Traci replied: — October 18th, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

        Thanks Maria…that’s one of my favorite stores. Very dangerous to go there though. I spend WAY more than I mean to.

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    DessertForTwo — October 18, 2010 @ 6:27 am

    Yay! Another great oats and pumpkin recipe! I can’t wait to try it!

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    Heather @ Side of Sneakers — October 18, 2010 @ 6:28 am

    You never cease to amaze me with the amazing recipes you come up with!

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    maggy@threemanycooks — October 18, 2010 @ 6:32 am

    I LOVE the look of these. I didn’t think it could get any better than pumpkin granola – but it did! Wish I had on for breakfast this morning.

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — October 18, 2010 @ 6:37 am

    These sound incredible!!

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    Jenny Flake — October 18, 2010 @ 6:39 am

    ooo, wishing I had a few of these today, they sound incredible!!

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    Wenderly — October 18, 2010 @ 6:39 am

    LOVE, love, love a kitchen with a white back splash! Can’t wait to see the rest! And boy do I wish that I had one of these little darlings to enjoy with my coffee right this very moment!

    • twopeas replied: — October 18th, 2010 @ 8:23 am

      Thanks! We are loving the backsplash too:)

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — October 18, 2010 @ 6:54 am

    These look awesome! I love pumpkin in everything this time of year. And homemade granola bars are the best :)

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    Damaris — October 18, 2010 @ 7:12 am

    good morning deliciousness! I would love to star my day munching on one of these.

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — October 18, 2010 @ 7:16 am

    These granola bars combine so many yummy flavors, must try this recipe! Nice to see those great teasers from your new kitchen, can’t wait to see more pics :) xo

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    the urban baker — October 18, 2010 @ 7:36 am

    i love making homemade granola bars. i pre-shape mine and then when i bake them they spread. i may have to try it your way and see what happens. loving the pumpkin idea. they look scrumptious!

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet — October 18, 2010 @ 7:38 am

    i need to make these!!!

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    These look very similar to what I buy from the store, but I bet they are a LOT tastier and healthier! Thanks for sharing, Maria and Josh! I will definitely give these a try sometime soon.

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    Lynn — October 18, 2010 @ 8:21 am

    Can you ever have too many pumpkin recipes? This one is definitely going in my to-make pile!

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    BeckyRos — October 18, 2010 @ 8:33 am

    love the sneak peak at the kitchen! Can’t wait to see the full frame :)

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    tiffany (food finery) — October 18, 2010 @ 8:46 am

    yummy bars :) the perfect little snack! … sounds like the kitchen is really coming together now!!!!

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    Megan — October 18, 2010 @ 8:54 am

    I just made the granola yesterday so I can imagine how good these bars are!

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    Susan — October 18, 2010 @ 9:10 am

    I saw you tweet about these – OMG, they look amazing! I’ve not made granola – but this is a reason to try. Pumpkin? YES!

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    Cookin' Canuck — October 18, 2010 @ 9:18 am

    I have been thinking about these granola bars ever since you tweeted about them. They look fantastic and I will definitely be trying them.

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    Rosa — October 18, 2010 @ 9:40 am

    A great idea! Those granola bars look very addictive.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Ooooh, those look delicious! Great idea!

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — October 18, 2010 @ 9:56 am

    Looks delish, thanks for the link!

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    leslie — October 18, 2010 @ 10:01 am

    I LOVE all the pumpkin recipes!!!

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    Erika - In Erika's Kitchen — October 18, 2010 @ 10:02 am

    I’m in pumpkin mode too. These looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — October 18, 2010 @ 10:08 am

    i have huge jars of flour and sugar just like that – best $12 i ever spent! :)

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    Jenny — October 18, 2010 @ 10:13 am

    These look amazing!

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    Sara — October 18, 2010 @ 10:13 am

    Oh, these look wonderful! I going to make these this weekend. Homemade granola bars are so much better than the store bought ones.

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    Jen @ How To: Simplify — October 18, 2010 @ 10:20 am

    This is such a fantastic recipe! I’ve never had a pumpkin flavored granola bar but they look absolutely delicious!

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    Blond Duck — October 18, 2010 @ 10:32 am

    Do you have anything for pumpkin oatmeal cookies?

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    Cristine — October 18, 2010 @ 10:33 am

    You’ve done it again… definately bookmarking this one, too! Can’t wait to try it!

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    Joanne — October 18, 2010 @ 11:04 am

    You need to sell this to Quaker or Kashi or someone like that. I see a hole in the granola bar market and you have for sure just filled it.

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    Joe @ Eden Kitchen — October 18, 2010 @ 11:09 am

    Yum, these look delicious! It’s spring down here but you have me craving pumpkin baked goods!

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    Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen — October 18, 2010 @ 11:17 am

    These look awesome. I love the addition of pumpkin!

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    Dana — October 18, 2010 @ 11:21 am

    Maria, I am continually amazed by your skill and creativity. These look positively wonderful. We bought granola bars the other day, one box of pumpkin and one box of chocolate chip and now I am kicking myself because I could have just made these!

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    pigpigscorner — October 18, 2010 @ 11:50 am

    These sound awesome! Keep the pumpkin recipes coming!

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