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Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

I absolutely love these Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars! I was looking around the house for ingredients I might have on hand such as, canned pumpkin, mini (vegan) chocolate chips and of course, oatmeal.  Such an easy, but tasty, dessert!  I call them “bars” but they are very moist and almost cake-like in texture.

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

The dry mixture consists of old fashioned oats, flour, baking soda, salt and my favorite fall spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice.

To the bowl of an electric mixer, I added vegan margarine that had been softened, sugar, brown sugar, a flax “egg”, pure vanilla extract and of course, the pumpkin puree.  Combine the two mixtures and fold in the mini chocolate chips.  These chips are by Enjoy Life, a vegan brand.

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

I line an 8″x8″ pan with parchment.  I also use a light spray on the edges to ensure easy removal.  I find the easiest way to deal with such a sticky batter is damp fingers pressing it evenly in the pan.

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Bake until a toothpick inserted just comes clean.  Over baking will give you a dry cake and we want this moist, so keep a close eye on it as it bakes.

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Allow to cool slightly before removing from the pan and cut into squares.  For serving, consider a vegan whipped cream or even served warm with a vegan vanilla bean ice cream.  If you really want to get fancy, you could plate them with a drizzle of a chocolate sauce.

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Just look how moist these are!  I couldn’t resist taking a bite of the warm pumpkin square.  So yummy 🙂

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

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Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

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Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
Course Dessert
Cuisine vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 squares
Author aimee

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c Flour
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Ginger
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • pinch Allspice
  • 1/4 c PLUS 2 Tbl Vegan Margarine softened
  • 3/4 c Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • 1/4 c Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Ground Flax PLUS 3 Tbsp Water allow to sit for 10 minutes
  • 3/4 tsp Vanilla
  • 4 oz (about 1/4 of a 15-ounce can) Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 c Vegan Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° degrees. Lightly spray an 8"x8" baking pan and line with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice along with the old fashioned oats.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer cream together vegan margarine and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Add the flax "egg", vanilla and pumpkin, mixing until smooth.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips. Spread in an even layer in the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out just clean. Cool IN THE PAN on a wire rack.
  • Remove from the pan and cut into 9-12 bars.

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