Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Pumpkin Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Granola Bars - Finding Joy in My Kitchen* 

3 1/4 C Old Fashioned Oats

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

pinch of ginger and cloves

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 C brown sugar

1/2 C sweet potato puree {or pumpkin}

1/4 C applesauce

1/4 C honey

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 C dark chocolate chips

Mix together the oats, salt and spices in a large bowl.

Combine the sweet potato puree, applesauce, honey and vanilla in a medium sized bowl; whisk until smooth.

Pour the wet ingredients over the spiced oats and stir until moist.  

Then, stir in the chocolate chips.  

Pour the granola bar mix into a lightly greased 9x9 glass baking dish, or a 7x11 baking dish.  

Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown on the edges.  

These granola bars will be moist and chewy, so be sure to bake them until the edges are slightly browned.  

Cool on a wire wrack for 10ish minutes, and then slice into bars.  Cool completely.  

Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days, and then in the fridge if you need to store them longer.  


*Adapted from Two Peas