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Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

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These pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip bars are sweet enough to be dessert and healthy enough to eat for breakfast. 

Whether you’re looking for a delicious new recipe to make for breakfast or you want a dessert that you can serve at upcoming parties, these bars are perfect for you!

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Why You’ll Love Them

  • Healthy: They are high in fiber and rich in nutrients.
  • Freezer-Friendly: Make a batch and freeze them!
  • Versatile: Serve them at parties, for breakfast, lunch, or a snack.
  • Gluten-Free: There’s absolutely no flour in them!

We Love Oatmeal

Oats are versatile. I mean, you could literally use this grain in so many ways – from sweet to savory oatmeal dishes and everything in between!  In our family, we love pairing it with our favorite fruits in the morning or as an ingredient in our morning pancakes and lately, in these pumpkin oatmeal bars!

Here’s my reality and I’m sure most of you can relate to:  I know how important it is to fuel ourselves with foods that offer good nutrition. But with the busy schedules we have, it can sometimes get challenging to  incorporate the healthy whole ingredients in every food we eat. What I love about Old Fashioned Quaker Oats is that it’s very easy to prepare yet, it’s a wholesome hot cereal that provides lasting energy throughout our hurried mornings!

More Recipes With Oatmeal

We love oatmeal so much! Here are some more easy recipes you can make with this healthy ingredient.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars


Here’s what you’ll need from the store before you begin:

  • Old Fashioned Oats
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Eggs
  • Oil
  • Honey
  • Vanilla
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Salt
  • Chocolate Chips

Questions and Tips

This recipe is so easy that you can make a batch first thing in the morning. Here are some tips and answers to a few questions.

Use Pumpkin Pie Filling

Save yourself a few extra steps. Use a can of pumpkin pie filling. It will replace the pumpkin puree, honey, and pumpkin spice. It’s already sweetened and spiced.

Change The Chips

I used milk chocolate chips. But you can use dark chocolate chips or even white chocolate chips.

Add Coconut Flakes

If you want to make them even more delicious, add some unsweetened coconut flakes! This will make them taste like magic bars.

Store Them Correctly

Keep the bars in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

And now that we’re enjoying this beautiful Fall weather, I thought it’s the perfect time to make something delicious that can be enjoyed by everyone! And  let me tell you, my friends. This recipe is easy as 1-2-3! It’s basically “mix, pour and bake” it literally took me under 10 minutes to put together and off to the oven they went!

These Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip bars came out so good and they’re just perfect as a Fall breakfast or mid-day snack! The pumpkin puree balances out the dry texture of the oats, along with the other ingredients. They’re chewy, delicious and moist and the sweetness is just right. (Yes, even with the chocolate chips!)

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars


These super easy and delicious Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip bars are perfect for breakfast or when you need an easy snack!


  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 oil
  • 1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 8×8 pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix oats, pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, honey, vanilla, pumpkin spice and salt in a bowl until well combined.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips and pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  5. Cut into small or large squares and enjoy with a glass of milk or hot tea!

When it comes to oats, I choose the the brand that my family trusts, Quaker Oats. With 140 years of expertise at work, that tells me I’m getting the highest quality of oats possible!

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

For more information about Quaker Oats, the brand’s latest innovations and recipe ideas, visit QuakerOats.com, Facebook.com/Quaker and follow @Quaker on Twitter and Instagram or Pinterest.

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  1. Sarah Bailey
    11/09/2016 / 3:57 pm

    These look so delicious. I have never made homemade bars like this but now I know that I can!

  2. 11/07/2016 / 10:31 am

    That looks awesome. I love making healthy snacks like this especially for the kids, they’re perfect as a treat during lunch or as an after school snack as well. Definitely something that I won’t have trouble making!

  3. Ann Bacciaglia
    11/07/2016 / 12:56 am

    This recipe looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make this for dessert this week.

  4. 11/06/2016 / 10:39 pm

    We have Quaker Oats in our house 12 months a year! We couldn’t live without it and now I must try your recipe! So perfect for the holiday season!

  5. Reesa Lewandowski
    11/06/2016 / 2:30 am

    These sound SO good! I love adding pumpkin to anything!

  6. 11/06/2016 / 1:24 am

    Oh yes. Its that time of year when we have pumpkin everything. This recipe looks like something I would want to try. I agree, it would go well with a glass of milk!

  7. 11/06/2016 / 12:22 am

    Wow, these look divine! Good thing I have all these ingredients!!

  8. 11/06/2016 / 12:21 am

    I always have Quaker oatmeal in my cabinet. Nothing better!

  9. Jeanine
    11/05/2016 / 2:52 pm

    I’ve never tried pumpkin before. I haven’t ever had the guts because the smell really turns me off. That said, these look REALLY good. I bet they are just tasty!

  10. 11/05/2016 / 1:49 pm

    I love pumpkin everything and these bars are right up my alley. With chocolate added, you can’t go wrong.

  11. 11/05/2016 / 3:22 am

    Anything made with oats is for me! This is a staple in our home and love to bake and cook with them. This looks like a tasty fall treat!

  12. 11/05/2016 / 3:19 am

    Oats are something we always have in the pantry and im always looking new recipes to make with them. I will be making these for sure this weekend. I love how versatile they are!

  13. 11/05/2016 / 3:03 am

    Quaker Oats are a staple in our house. We use them in so many recipes. I can’t wait to try your pumpkin oatmeal bars. They look so tasty!

  14. Our Family World
    11/05/2016 / 2:08 am

    My kind of snack! Pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip bars are perfectly for those had their own diet as a snack.

  15. Pam
    11/05/2016 / 12:04 am

    I keep seeing pumpkin and chocolate together this year. I need to try it out. These bars look good.

  16. 11/04/2016 / 10:47 pm

    Quaker oats are a staple around our house, so these bars are sure to be a hit. Of course the addition of chocolate chips provides just the extra kick I crave!

  17. 11/04/2016 / 9:28 pm

    Oh, these look scrumptious! I also love old fashioned Quaker oats.
    My husband is a milk maniac and I could see him chugging some milk with these biddies.

  18. 11/04/2016 / 8:29 pm

    This looks like the perfect fall treat! This would be great for an on the go breakfast or snack.

  19. Catherine Sargent
    11/04/2016 / 7:39 pm

    These look so yummy. They would go great with a cup coffee for a afternoon snack. Thanks for the recipe.

  20. Kristin
    11/04/2016 / 6:40 pm

    Everything about this recipe is perfect for this time of year! Quaker oats are a staple in our house. Can’t wait to try this out.

  21. 11/04/2016 / 5:52 pm

    Yes! This time of year, I’m all about everything pumpkin, and this definitely covers those bases. I can’t wait to try these.

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