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Recipe for Pumpkin Oatmeal Coconut Bars

Healthy Recipe: Pumpkin Oatmeal Coconut Bars

We're all wishing for Spring to finally set in for good, so for those of us still dealing with cold temps and even snow, here's a recipe to say farewell to Winter once and for all. I'm sure if you check your cupboard, you have a can of puréed pumpkin leftover from the cold months, so here's your chance to use it up. This recipe uses whole wheat flour, applesauce, oats, and walnuts, so it's full of fiber and not a lot of fat. I'll warn you that this bar isn't very sweet, but it has a wonderfully soft, cake-like consistency.

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Coconut Bars


2/3 cup Sucanat
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 egg
1 can pumpkin
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup quick oats
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup shredded coconut


  1. Mix sugar, applesauce, egg, and pumpkin until light and fluffy.

  2. Stir in flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and walnuts.
  3. Pour into a lightly oiled 13 x 9 inch pan. Spread it out evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle on the coconut.

  4. Bake at 350° for 25 to 35 minutes. Cool in pan completely before cutting into bars.

Yield: 24 bars

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