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Recipes » Breakfast » Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Squares
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  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup tightly packed pitted dates
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seeds or chia seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • ¼ cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2. Finely chop the dates, place them in a bowl, and pour the hot water over them. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • 3. Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
  • 4. Add the dates with the water, the pumpkin, and the non-dairy milk to the dry ingredients, and mix thoroughly.
  • 5. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper, then firmly press the mixture into the pan.
  • 6. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • 7. Let the mixture cool completely in the pan before cutting into 16 squares or 8 large bars.
  • 8. Store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Cooking Tips

  • 1. You may use mashed sweet potato in place of the pumpkin.

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