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No Bake Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars

-Bridget Ann Whitfield

Are you also putting pumpkin spice on everything this fall? Well, don’t stop now. These no-bake granola bars are full of pumpkin flavor, and without the hassle of baking, are a simple, delicious, and healthier way to get your daily dosage of pumpkin spice at about 300 calories each.



  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 a cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 a cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice seasoning


  1. Pour in your oatmeal, chopped almonds, pumpkin seeds and coconut flakes into an 8×8 baking dish.
  2. Then, combine the peanut butter and maple syrup in a microwave-safe dish and heat for about 1 minute (if you use organic peanut butter I would heat for 1:30). When it’s a liquid consistency pour on top of the oatmeal mixture, and stir together with a spoon.
  3. If the mixture is thick, add a little water to soften it up.
  4. Flatten down into the dish, cover the top, and let sit in the refrigerator for about 5 hours.
  5. Lastly, cut into any size you desire, and enjoy!

About Baked Magazine

Baked is Syracuse University’s student-run food magazine. Founded in 2011, Baked aims to widen food options for SU students by introducing kitchen amateurs to cooking, highlighting local businesses and eateries, and connecting readers to the greater Syracuse food community. It publishes one issue each semester.

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