It really wouldn’t be hard to have pumpkin in every meal of the day.
I’m not usually one to eat the same breakfast multiple days in a row, but when I made these, on a Sunday, I had one every morning until they were all gone.
I remember that was a really busy week and I was often pressed for time in the morning. These bars really came in handy then, because I froze them , and then just reheated one in the microwave each morning and gobbled it up with some yogurt. It took like 2 minutes. Please tell me you have 2 minutes in the morning to incorporate in some delicious-ness.
I’ll go ahead and give you the recipe now before you get bored and stop reading. This is not a breakfast to miss out on.
Pumpkin Raisin Baked Oatmeal Bars
(makes 9 large squares)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- pinch cloves
- large pinch salt
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 2/3 cup milk of choice or water
- 2 tsp maple syrup, or to taste
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 raisins
So here’s what all you busy, breakfast missing people should do:
Throw together these bars Sunday afternoon. Cut them into squares. Then, either freeze them if you like warm breakfasts, or just leave them in the fridge if you don’t care. Each morning, before sprinting out the door because you’re late for this or that, reheat/grab a bar and you’re good to go. It’s super easy and way healthier than going without anything.
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