It’s fall time, and that can only mean one thing…pumpkin season! What is it about these round globes of orange goodness that we love so much? Is it the color? Is it the taste? Or is it something else entirely?
For me, the pumpkin is the ultimate symbol of everything we love about autumn. It’s the official start of crispy leaves, spooky nights, and warm scarfs. Best of all, it’s the inspiration for so many delicious, baked goodies and treats!
Today is the perfect example of that. While there isn’t any actual pumpkin in this recipe, there’s something even better! Pumpkin Pie Spice! This amazing blend of nutmeg, all spice, and cloves is the perfect aroma and taste to catapult you into that autumn-time feeling. And with a no bake recipe like this one, you can enjoy all that taste in half the time! Grab your mittens, it’s time for Pumpkin Pie Spice Granola Bars!
1/2 cup Honeyville Sunflower Seeds
3 cups Honeyville 6 Grain Rolled Cereal
1/2 cup Almonds
1/2 tsp Salt
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
2/3 cup Honey
6 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 tsp Vanilla
First, roast your sunflower seeds.
To do this, spread your seeds on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, then remove and allow to cool.
In a large mixing bowl, combine seeds, 6 grain rolled cereal, almonds, salt, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice and mix together until completely combined.
In a separate, microwavable bowl, add coconut oil and honey and microwave for 30 seconds. Remove, add vanilla, and stir until combined.
Pour honey/coconut oil mix over dry ingredients and stir until all ingredients are full mixed.
Taking your USA Square Cake Pan, place a sheet of parchment paper on the bottom.
Pour ingredients into pan, then, using another sheet of parchment paper, press ingredients firmly throughout pan until they are evenly distributed. Place in refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes to an hour.
Once chilled, remove and place on a cutting board.
Using your Wüsthof Classic Chef Knife, cut into bars, then serve.
These granola bars are everything you’re hoping for on a cool autumn day. The honey and coconut oil give these bars the perfect amount of sweetness, all while keeping this creation together. The pumpkin pie spice rings throughout the bar and gives you that fall-time taste and aroma you’ve been hoping for. This bar is the perfect after-school snack, hiking or walking buddy, or just the right treat for that midnight craving.
Fall is all about pumpkins, and with a granola bar like this, it’s clear to see why!