These Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are the perfect gluten free pumpkin cookie bars. Use oat flour, pumpkin puree and a few other simple ingredients to make a hearty and comforting cookie bar.
Oat flour is the key ingredient for these Pumpkin Cookie Bars
For me, the best part about the change of season is getting excited to cook all the seasonal food. Of course, the flavor or fall is pumpkin spice.
These pumpkin oat chocolate chip cookie bars are healthy, easy, and full of pumpkin spice flavor. I made these pumpkin oat chocolate chip cookie bars about 4 different ways before I decided they were good enough to be published to the blog.
Each time that I made them I sent them into work with my girlfriend. Each time she came home and said, “They loved them!”
The problem with being a perfectionist is that even if other people love my baked goods, I have to really love them before I am ready to share the recipe with everyone.
At first, they were paleo cookies, but they were too moist. Then I tried them with oat flour and I knew I had hit on something good.
Can I make oat flour at home?
Oat flour is just rolled oats that have been ground down into flour. You can buy oat flour at the grocery store or make it at home from rolled oats.
To make your own oat flour at home put rolled oats in a blender and blend. Bled until a smooth flour remains.
A healthy pumpkin treat that you could even have for breakfast!
When you bake with oats you inevitably get that chewy, yet creamy texture that oatmeal has. This oat texture gives these pumpkin oat chocolate chip cookie bars the perfect texture somewhere between cookies and cake. They are fluffy, but dense at the same time.
Because there are oats in these bars and some pumpkin puree I can trick myself into thinking they are a healthy treat. They are almost even like a baked oatmeal. Baked oatmeal is a breakfast food in my opinion.
So if you want to eat these pumpkin oat chocolate chip cookie bars for breakfast, I support that!
You can also make these bars for a part of your weekly meal prep. That way you will have a healthy, sweet treat ready to go all week long.
What kitchen tools and ingredients will I need to make these pumpkin chocolate chip bars?
It only takes a few simple ingredients and basic kitchen tools to make pumpkin oat chocolate chip cookie bars. The kitchen tools you will need for these bars are some large mixing bowls, a whisk, a spatula, and an 9×13 baking pan.
As I said before, you will certainly need some canned pumpkin and oat flour in order to make these pumpkin oat chocolate chip cookie bars. You will also need an egg, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and chocolate chips.
Those are the only ingredients you will need to make these delicious and healthy bars. If you want to take these bars up a notch, you could top them with a basic cream cheese frosting.
Let’s make some Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars!
To begin, preheat the oven to 350F and line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper or spray with oil. Then, in a large mixing bowl whisk together egg, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
In a separate mixing bowl combine oat flour, salt, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice. Then, fold dry ingredients into wet with a spatula.
Bake the pumpkin cookie bars in the oven at 350F for 25 minutes. Finally, remove the cookie bars from the oven and allow to cool fully before slicing into 12 squares.
Store bars in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Check out these other healthy pumpkin recipes!
- Pumpkin Coconut Chicken Curry
- Healthy Pumpkin Chicken Chili
- Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies
Keep reading to find the whole recipe. As always, if you make this recipe, please let me know in the comments or on Instagram!
- Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper or spray with oil
- In a large mixing bowl whisk together egg, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract
- In a separate mixing bowl combine oat flour, salt, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice
- Fold dry ingredients into wet with a spatula
- Fold chocolate chips into the batter
- Spread the batter into the baking pan and top with extra chocolate chips
- Bake at 350F for 25 minutes
- Remove the cookie bars from the oven and allow to cool fully before slicing into 12 squares
- Store bars in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months