Clean Fall Granola Bars

Why is it that everyone rushes the fall?  Living in FLORIDA it’s hard to get into the FALL mood, so today I decided to try to make some FALL TREATS!  I’m always challenged when making treats because I follow a CLEAN EATING Plan and I have kids!  So, to try to master both of those in one treat……….well, it can be challenging!  But I did it again with my CLEAN FALL GRANOLA BARS!

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Clean Fall Granola Bars

 

RECIPE:
3.5 cups oatmeal (rolled or regular – depending on how you like it)

1/4 cup flaxseed meal

1/4 tsp. apple pie spice

1/4 tsp. allspice

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup organic coconut sugar

1/4 cup stevia

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/4 cup organic unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup LOCAL Raw honey

chocolate chips, nuts, raisins (or anything else you desire!)

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

 

To ROLL THE OATS or NOT TO ROLL THE OATS!  That is up to you!  I can tell you that I made them both ways and you will see the difference in the picture.  Rolled oats is slightly blended, causing more of a flour like consistency.  Where as regular oats is thicker like a granola bar.  YOUR CHOICE!  I did my batch of ROLLED OATS in my single serve NINJA cup!

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Mix together all of the above ingredients until VERY well coated.  You will need to keep folding and folding.

 

Rolled oat mixture – thinner!

Regular Oat mixture – thicker!

 

Parchment line your baking pan or spray with coconut oil spray.  

Press firmly into an 8×8 pan for thick brownie like bars or a 8×12 pan for thinner granola bars.

Bake for 30-35 minutes in 8×8 pan or 25-30 minutes in 8×12 pan.  Allow to cool before you cut them.
Store in airtight container in fridge or you can even freeze them!

BARS

 

I prefer the thicker, granola bar consistency!  Which do you prefer?

Hope you enjoy!  Let me know how yours come out!

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