gingerbread chocolate chunk granola bars

I love making my own granola bars. When I make a batch, and wrap them up individually I am usually pretty darn proud of myself. I am proud for a few reasons; one because I know exactly what is in them, Jacob is constantly asking for granola bars, and because I just saved a few dollars. These are so easy to make and Jacob loves to help, which makes him love them even more.

Makes 9 bars


  • 2 cups gluten free quick cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup canned (or fresh pureed) pumpkin
  • ¼ cup agave or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup dairy free chocolate chips/chunks (I like Enjoy Life brand)
  • 2 tbsp. organic blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • pinch cloves
  • pinch allspice
  • coconut oil for greasing pan


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 8 or 9-inch square pan with coconut oil
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and spread onto greased pan, smoothing out using the back of a spoon to spread the mixture evenly
  3. Cook for approximately 12-15 minutes, let cool, then slice into bars
  4. Wrap bars individually in foil or wax paper and keep fresh in the fridge

Jacqueline Fisch is an aspiring minimalist, especially when it comes to writing. She helps people unfuss all their communications, helping them describe the indescribable by keeping it simple When she's not simplifying busy people’s words, you can find her devouring self-help books, trying not to fall over in crow pose and sitting around with a pile of notebooks, a big glass of red wine and a huge hunk of dark chocolate.

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4 comments on “gingerbread chocolate chunk granola bars
  1. Looks delicious! Hsve you tried adding protein powder? I find if I have just carbs they don’t have staying power.

  2. Yup, I have added chocolate or vanilla flavored protein and its delicious!

  3. kelly says:

    These look great and easy! Putting them on my to try list! :-)

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