“Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see, how good God is.” Psalm 34:8

Pumpkin Granola Bars


3 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup dried cranberries
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:16-19


Created on October 10th, 2011

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray the bottom and sides of a 8-by-8-inch baking pan.
Put a long piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the pan, letting the parchment extend up two sides of the pan and overhang slightly on both ends.
In a large bowl, combine oats, spices, and salt together. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, pumpkin, applesauce, honey, and vanilla extract.
Pour mixture over oats and stir well, until combined.
Stir in chocolate chips and cranberries.
Place the mixture into the prepared pan.
Using a small piece of parchment paper, press mixture evenly into pan.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, then cut into squares and serve.

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