Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Squares
What You'll Need
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup tightly packed pitted dates
½ cup hot water
2 tsp 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
How to Make It
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.
You may use mashed sweet potato in place of the pumpkin.
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