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Recipe For Pumpkin Oatmeal Coconut Bars

Get Psyched For Autumn With These Pumpkin Coconut Oatmeal Bars

Be warned! This is the kind of recipe that people will be begging you for — these bars are so good, it takes major willpower to stop at just one. But because they're made with healthy ingredients like whole-wheat flour, applesauce, oats, and walnuts, you can go ahead and grab another.

This bar is subtly sweet and has a wonderfully soft, cake-like consistency. For 160 calories per bar, you can feel good devouring two squares for breakfast, since you'll walk away with five grams of fiber and almost eight grams of protein. That can of pureed pumpkin has been waiting for this recipe to come along, so what are you waiting for? Get baking!

Pumpkin Oatmeal Coconut Bars

Pumpkin Oatmeal Coconut Bars


  1. 15-ounce can of pumpkin
  2. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  3. 2/3 cup sugar
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  6. 3/4 cup quick oats
  7. 2 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1 teaspoon cloves
  10. 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  11. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  12. 1/4 cup shredded coconut


  1. Mix pumpkin, applesauce, sugar, and egg 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.


Calories per serving

Source: Calorie Count

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chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
Blech, these were terrible!
margokhal margokhal 8 years
Er...I was able to make these last weekend, and I'm convinced that the recipe is correct as is [whether you use Sucanat or sugar]. I used the 1/3 cup sugar in the original recipe, and while my family liked them [or they were just being nice], I didn't expect them to be so...bland. I mean, pumpkin's great, and the coconut helps, but with that much flour and spice, 1/3 cup of anything sweet just isn't going to cut it. I'll be remaking them with the 2/3 cup of sugar listed here. And probably adding some raisins! :D
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 8 years
Actually, that does seem odd. Maybe it's a typo and it's supposed to be 1/3 cup sucanat? Because it would be much healthier, I think, to just use the 1/3 cup sugar. Divided by 24, that's a very small amount of cane sugar per treat.
sunshinepointe sunshinepointe 8 years
Looks great but I'd also love the NI
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
all i saw in the headline was pumpkin and coconut and I was already printing out the recipe, lol. looks delicious!! and i have plenty of left over pumpkin cans.
amandaaa amandaaa 8 years
this looks so good! healthy, too
Fitness Fitness 8 years
It's a 15 ounce can of pumpkin.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
Oh yum! Another healthy recipe that looks tasty and is pretty simple to make! :)
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 8 years
I calculated the nutritional info, based on 24 servings, as approximately 80 calories per bar, with 2.4g fat (0.6g saturated), 70.9mg sodium, 15.2g carbs, 1.8g fiber, 7.2g sugars, 1.8g protein.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
Ditto on the nutritional info! And this sounds delightful! I'm going to look forward to trying this one out!
morninghurts morninghurts 8 years
Yeah, I want nutrition info too! You can kind of see the can of pumpkin in the background in a couple of the pics if you can determine the size that way, lol
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Sounds like a really yummy recipe! I love pumpkin treats.
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
Sounds perfect.
familyfitness familyfitness 8 years
I find canned pumpkin in two sizes. Do you mean the larger (29 oz.), or the smaller (15 oz.) size when you say "1 can pumpkin"? Thanks!
wren1 wren1 8 years
I'm making this!! Thanks :)
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