Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Breakfast bars

The original recipe for these breakfast/snack bars called for banana chips on top. Somehow the chips were not very appetizing so I had no problem removing them. I also substituted so many ingredients that suddenly it became "my own original"!

I replaced the butter with pumpkin puree and used egg beaters instead of real eggs. (watching that cholesterol). All in all, the finished product was actually quite good and very simple if you're in a hurry. Superfiberalicious!


2 c rolled oats

3/4 c brown sugar

3/4 c peanut butter

1/3 c pumpkin puree

1/2 c egg product or 2 eggs

2 T oat bran

1/4 c mini chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla

1/8 tsp five spice powder (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8 inch square baking pan with cooking spray.

Mix together in a large bowl the oats and brown sugar. Add the peanut butter, eggs, pumpkin puree, oat bran, vanilla and five spice. Add chips and mix well. Put into pan, spread evenly while pressing down. Bake for 25 minutes, cool and cut into squares. These can be wrapped individually and frozen but they get eaten too quickly around here! Makes about 10-12.


  1. That's a quicky one and I like what you did to make it healthier. Cholesterol is knocking at our doors too.

  2. Peanut butter and pumpkin seem like such an interesting combination, I'll have to try this next time I get a pumpkin-urge!