Friday, October 4, 2013

Hoff's Pumpkin Power Bar

Hoff's Pumpkin Power Bar
Yields: 15 bars
dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, soy-free

  • 3 cups Whole Oats
  • 1 15 oz. can Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Almond Butter
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Cashews (smashed)
  • 1 tbsp. Ground Flax Seed
  • 1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine Oats, Chocolate Chips, Cranberries, Cashews, Flax Seed, Pumpkin Spice and Sea Salt
  3. In a small sauce pot over medium-high heat, stir Almond Butter & Maple Syrup until silky and shiny (about 4 minutes)
  4. Remove from heat, thoroughly combine with Oat mixture, add Pumpkin
  5. Press mixture into a 9x13 glass baking dish
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until firm
  7. Cool before cutting
  8. Store in the fridge

Hoff Thoughts: I never chop nuts, I simply place them in a Ziploc bag and using the end of a sturdy glass, smash them into bits - easier, faster, more therapeutic.

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