Ahhh pumpkin season…it really is in full force right now, and I’m probably posting this a little late according to the internets standard, but I’m more of make and blog post in the moment kind of gal. You won’t find me baking with pumpkin and posting about it in August. Nope. October = pumpkin. Pumpkin Oatmeal, Pumpkin Biscuits, Pumpkin Spice Bread…pumpkin pumpkin yumminess.
Last week I made these Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars for after school snacks for the kids. See, I have a hard time with snacks. I hate making them and end up giving the kids the same snack everyday: cheese and apples, sometimes cookies. So I thought I’d switch things up a bit and make something delicious and sweet, but packed full of nutrition. And the best part? The kids don’t even know how good these are for them! Winner winner pumpkin dinner! 😉
Just look at that! Packed full of oats, raisins, coconut, almonds, dried apricots and pumpkin…and a few chocolate and white chocolate chips just for fun!
Pssst…they’re gluten free too…but don’t tell anyone. 😉
Recipe adapted from Looneyspoons
I love how easy it is to make granola bars at home! Not to mention the fact that they are far more nutritious than the store bought kind! Plus, there are endless ingredient options to put in them too…just tailor the recipe to suit your tastebuds. I hope you try them!