Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Pumpkin Quinoa Oat Bars

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pumpkin Quinoa Oat Bars

Hi, dear friends! I'm Kelly and I blog over at Eyes On The Source on all things Home, Health and Kids! I am so pleased to meet and be with you today, thank you Danielle for allowing me to share with you all! I recently moved from Illinois to Florida and it does not feel like fall here even a little bit...but pumpkins are starting to show up in the stores so it must be time for some tasty pumpkin treats! And if we can make them healthy ones, well that's even better! 


Pumpkin Quinoa Oat Bars

Pumpkin Quinoa Oat Bars  

Ingredients:  
1 1/2 Cup Oatmeal  
1 Cup Quinoa  
1 cup Walnuts 
 Apple Pie Spice (Cinnamon, All-Spice, Nutmeg) to-taste  
1 large Egg  
3/4 Cup Pure Pumpkin (canned)  
1/3 Cup Honey  
1 tsp Vanilla extract  
1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips  
Coconut Oil to grease pan 


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease and 8x8 pan with coconut oil. Pour Oatmeal, Quinoa, Walnuts and spices into a blender or food processor and pulse until well blended and chopped.

 Pumpkin Quinoa Oat Bars Blender 

In a large bowl, beat the Egg and then add the Pumpkin, Honey and Vanilla. Mix well and then add blended dry ingredients.

Pumpkin Quinoa Oat Bars Mix 

When mixed well, add the Mini Chocolate Chips. Press and smooth into the greased 8x8 pan.

 Pumpkin Quinoa Oat Bars in pan 
Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until bars begin to brown. Let cool a bit before cutting.

Pumpkin Quinoa Oat Bars Single 

 Pumpkin Quinoa Oat bars Stack 

 I think they taste best served warm, mmmm! The chocolate chips are for my hubby! However, if you prefer an even healthier version with no chocolate chips, add other nuts, seeds or some dried fruit instead. And if you prefer egg free recipes, add a little more pumpkin or 1/4 cup of applesauce instead of the egg. What is YOUR favorite Fall food?

 ~Kelly
31 Days of Natural Health 3

 For more recipes, inspiration and such, I'd love to connect with you on FACEBOOK! Or you can visit me at Eyes On The Source! Have a blessed day!

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All I have to say is yum! My little turkeys would gobble these up! Thanks so much for sharing Kelly!

XO Danielle

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5 comments:

  1. Oh my word! These look so good! Can't wait to try them! :)

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  2. Wow looks as delicious. I want to try it as soon. I think it good for tea time.

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  3. The quinoa is uncooked right?

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  4. Making these right now!! No walnuts and molasses instead of honey (didn't have enough)

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