These easy to make pumpkin bars with nuts are delicious and much more convenient to give out than traditional pumpkin pie. Rather than the typical recipe with a simple flour crust and a cream cheese base, this recipe calls for oats and plain yogurt for a more textured, sharper taste.
Even though this looked like such an easy pumpkin bar recipe to make, I still managed to have a mini disaster with my chopped nuts! Read on if you want a laugh at my expense.....
Delicious And Easy to Make Pumpkin Bars
So I decided to try making some pumpkin pie bars with a difference. I didn't just want to make a crust with flour.
Ive been craving oats recently and thought it they would be lovely with a more flapjack type base to give them more texture. Not to mention they would be much healthier this way too.
I didn't care for the cream cheese that is in most pumpkin bars. So I substituted double cream and a gorgeous sharp flavored plain yogurt, which is also thick and creamy.
Mixing all that together with the orange pumpkin and a good maple syrup was almost as pleasurable as actually eating it.
Why not check out my list of pumpkin bar recipes for more ideas
Still, they were much more convenient for handing out to friends and coworkers than traditional pumpkin pie.
Everyone loved the nutty oatmeal flavor and texture, but feel free to experiment with a higher flour to oats ratio if you need them to stick better. You can also ad more nuts, seeds and even dried fruit (try some dry cranberries for a beautiful pop of color).
Need some seeds and nuts?
I know how it is having to go shopping during the holidays. You bet I'm ordering everything I can online. Here are some delicious nuts, dried fruit and seeds for all your holiday baking.
2LB Pumpkin Seeds Roasted Salted, Pepitas Roasted Salted Great for Healthy Snacking or Salad Toppings No Shell 2 LB - Oh! NutsOcean Spray Craisins Dried Cranberries, Reduced Sugar, 20 Ounce Value PackWALNUTS - RAW Shelled CALIFORNIA - Great Source of Omega 3 - Super Crunchy - (1 LB) - Farm Fresh Nuts Brand.
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