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Chocolate chip pumpkin oatmeal bars on a baking tray.

The Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars (V + GF)

  • Author: Simply Fresh Foodie
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 squares 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These vegan pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal bars are the perfect healthy snack. Made with simple ingredients, these chocolate chip pumpkin bars are as easy as they are delicious. Best served with a cup of coffee!


  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, canned or homemade (see notes above)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup oat flour, see notes above for how to make
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice/mixed spice
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2-3/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. If you don't already have oat flour, blend 1 cup of oats to make oat flour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix coconut sugar, pumpkin puree, coconut oil, and vanilla.
  4. Once well combined, add in oat flour, oats, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and sea salt.
  5. Finally, stir through chocolate chips until they're evenly distributed. The batter should look somewhat crumbly but still stick together. If you find that your batter is too dry, add a little extra pumpkin puree.
  6. Line a 20x20 centimetre (8x8 inches) square baking pan/baking dish with parchment paper.
  7. Spoon batter into the pan, pressing it down as you do to distribute it in an even layer. We recommend using the back of a metal spoon to press the batter into an even layer. Top with a few extra chocolate chips if desired. 
  8. Bake for 30 minutes, and remove from oven. Let cool at room temperature, ensuring the bars have cooled completely before slicing into squares. These oatmeal pumpkin bars will stay good for up to a week when kept in an airtight container. (Pro tip: they also taste great re-heated and topped with a drizzle of peanut butter or almond butter!)
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: bars, oatmeal, pumpkin