Thursday, September 18, 2008

Pumpkin Oat Snack Bars and My Kitchen Helper

As you can tell, I never get tired of pumpkin! I couldn't wait to get home tonight and make these tasty treats. The result was a wonderful sweet pumpkin dessert full of cinnamon and English Toffee flavors. I hesitated to call this a bar recipe because it has more of a bread pudding/baked oatmeal consistency. You can call it whatever you want to. The name doesn't matter when you are enjoying the tastes and smells of Autumn all packed into this yummy dessert! To top it all off, this recipe is healthy and low fat!!

Pumpkin Oat Snack Bars

1 1/3 cup oats

1/4 cup agave nectar

1 tsp English Toffee Stevia

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup raisins

1 cup pumpkin

1/4 cup skim milk

2 egg whites

1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix together all the dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, mix the pumpkin, egg whites, milk, agave nectar, stevia, and vanilla.

Mix the wet mixture into the dry mixture.

Bake in a 8x8 pan for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.

I now introduce one of my loyal kitchen helpers:


VeggieGirl said...

Pumpkin = amazing


Meg said...

Thanks veggiegirl! I agree pumpkin definitely = amazing!

Wandering Coyote said...

You can never have too many pumpkin recipes!

Cute puppy!

ttfn300 said...

those sound awesome!! I've never tried stevia... any tips or ideas where/how to start?

Fuji Mama said...

These look fabulous! I'm a big fan of anything pumpkin, especially at this time of year.

Megan said...

Love the Kitchen Helper!!!
And those bars look GREAT! I love pumpkin! I can't wait to try them out :-D

Anonymous said...

Mmm, pumpkin. Love the pup.

Anonymous said...

I haven't been able to get enough of the pumpkin either. I can't wait for Thanksgiving when I can eat pumpkin pie in all of its glory!

Those bars look great! And the kitchen helper makes my day :o)

Anonymous said...

Man those looks good, pumpkin is great cause it adds the moisture without the fat and it has a lot of fiber... I have to add this to the ever growning list of foods I want to make!

christie i. said...

Cutie doggie!

bakingbarb said...

Meg, I love pumpkin and am happy to see your recipe.
I have never used agave or stevia in anything so I might end up using sugar for now. Think it will turn out ok?

Tina said...

This recipe sounds so good! It's on my list! :)

Laura said...

My 4 little sous chefs would love to meet your kitchen helper, I'm sure! And I bet they'd enjoy these pumpkin snack bars too - I will be making these!

Thanks for visiting my blog today :-)

Jessie said...

I love your kitchen helpers! I have two kitchen helpers too. They like to watch me cook and bake :) on the other hand those pumpkin oat snack bars, perfect snack to take on the go. I have to make these!

michelle @ TNS said...

heh. does your kitchen helper stand right under your legs at all times, so you are destined to trip and spill all the food you're working with? maybe that's just my 2 "helpers."

Madhuram said...

I'm loving this one. Oats, pumpkin also healthy. I will think of an egg substitute.

noobcook said...

what a cute cute kitchen helper, hehe

the oat snack bar looks so tasty and healthy :)

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