Say hello to the more glorious fall dessert you’ve ever feasted your eyes on — Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie Bars made with maple syrup, cashew butter, and pumpkin puree!
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1/3 cup coconut sugar (or light brown sugar)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1.5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
pinch of salt
1/3 cup chocolate chunks (+ more for topping, if desired)
1 large egg
1/2 cup creamy cashew butter (drippy)
1/2 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
First, preheat oven to 350ºF and spray an 8-inch x 8-inch baking dish( with nonstick cooking spray.
Place all dry ingredients into a medium bowl and mix. Set aside.
Then, add wet ingredients into a large bowl and whisk until combined.
Slowly add dry ingredients to wet and mix until combined, making sure not to over mix.
Transfer batter into baking dish and use a spatula to spread it out.
Add a handful of chocolate chunks to the top, if desired.
Bake at 350ºF for 22-25 minutes.
Let cool for 10 minutes and then top with a generous amount of sea salt.
Slice and serve!