Monday, April 16, 2012

Secret Recipe Club -Pumpkin Granola Bars

Its time for  Secret Recipe Club again - I love being part of this fun club!  My favorite part of the SRC is assignment day - I love when I get that e-mail in my inbox with the link to the blog that I get to choose my recipe from.  I also love that all of my  assignments have all come from blogs I have never been to before, it's really a great opportunity to find some fabulous bloggers out there and some delicious recipes. If  you are not familiar with exactly how this club works, you can stop by the website and learn all about it - maybe even join in! Basically you are (secretly) assigned a blog to checkout, browse through their recipes, choose one to make and blog about it. It's a lot of fun! 

This month my assignment was Successful Together,  Angie's blog was so much fun to look through, she has so many fabulous recipes to choose from and I bookmarked quite a few to try later.  She also has the point value for most of her recipes too.  I can't wait to try her fabulous smoothies, like the Apple Pie Ala Mode Smoothie. Or the Eggplant Lasagna, I am a huge eggplant fan and this sounds great.  When I decided to make these Pumpkin Granola Bars, I was just looking through Angie's recipe index for a snack I could throw together for the kids for after school.  I read through the ingredients and realized I had everything on hand and made them.  It wasn't until right now when I pulled it up to write my post that I realized that this was SRC recipe that Angie had made - her inspiration was Big Fat Baker.

These bars were great, after the kids had them after school that day they kept requesting them in their lunch boxes too.  I had to promise to make them again and next time double the recipe.  Thank you so much Angie from Successful Together for sharing these great Pumpkin Granola Bars!  

What you need:
2 1/4 cup oats
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of allspice
1/4 tsp of ground cloves
1/4 tsp of salt
3/4 cup of light brown sugar
3/4 cup of pumpkin puree
1/4 cup of honey
1 tsp of vanilla extract

What you do:
Preheat oven to 350. Spray 8x8 or 9x9 pan with cooking spray.
While the oven preheats, combine the oats, spices and salt together in a bowl.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, pumpkin, honey and vanilla til smooth.
Mix your wet and dry ingredients together until all of the oats are moist. Evenly press the mixture in to the pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Let them cool before cutting them with a sharp knife.

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  1. Looks great! What an easy granola bar recipe.

  2. The pumpkin must add so much more flavour to the bars. I'd probably eat the lot of them!

  3. I'm so glad you liked them! I still make these a lot. They are so easy and tasty :)

  4. Those look dynamite. And the pumpkin seems to replace the oil. Not bad.

  5. I love bars like these! Great tasty snack!

  6. Wow. Yum...I've been looking for a new granola bar recipes and I LOVE pumpkin. Pinned these and I'm definitely going to give them a try, they look delicious and easy! Thanks.

    Kristi @
    Veggie Converter


  7. I love making granola bars and this sounds perfect with the addition of pumpkin!

    Heather @ Join Us, Pull up a Chair

  8. Hi Danielle,
    These are great bars and a great snack! It's fun cooking with you in the SRC!
    Miz Helen

  9. Hi Danielle :)
    I am so glad that you liked these bars. They are some of my favorite :) I am your newest facebook follower and I look forward to seeing more posts from you!
    <3 Angie

  10. This sounds easy and pretty darn healthy. I'll definitely have to give them a try. I'm stopping by from SRC but be sure to stop by Seasonal Potluck this month. We have peas AND rhubarb link parties open! We'd love if you'd share any recipes you may have

  11. They look so delicious I could hardly resist! Adding pumpkin to them only doubles the pleasure!

  12. Beautiful granola bars. Perfect after school snack.

  13. Beautiful granola bars. Perfect after school snack.

  14. SRC really does sound like so much fun..if only I had more time. These pumpkin granola bars sound great! So much tastier than anything you could get in a store.

  15. Danielle,
    These are great bars! Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. they turned out pretty good! I'm making them even if it's not halloween

  17. Yum! These look really good and pumpkin is good for you. Look really easy to make. I am going to try these. Thanks for sharing.
    Linda @MixedKreations


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