Gooey Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars {Gluten-Free}

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These gooey and delicious oatmeal bars are made with just basic ingredients, they are gluten-free and guilt-free!

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Ever since I made these bars a couple of months ago, my sister has been asking me to make a pumpkin version.  I’m sorry it took so long but glad I squeezed this recipe in before Thanksgiving.  These are so easy to make and as a welcome change to the other holiday desserts, these aren’t actually all that bad for you!


Gooey Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars {Gluten-Free}

Makes 24 bars


  • 3 cups gluten-free rolled oats (oatmeal is naturally gluten-free but may be processed with other gluten foods; check the package if serving anyone who has a gluten allergy)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie seasoning
  • 3/4 cup smooth natural salted peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray
  • Whisk together oatmeal and baking soda; set aside
  • Beat peanut butter and pumpkin on high speed until light and creamy
  • Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy
  • Add egg whites and vanilla; beat on medium speed until combined
  • Stir in oatmeal mixture
  • Pour batter into prepared pan
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until knife comes out clean
  • Allow to cool before slicing
  • Store at room temperature in a covered container up to 2 days or
  • freeze up to 1 month

Adapted from the Gooey Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Bars


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What are you most Thankful for this year? After a rough couple of years for some loved ones, I’m especially thankful for my family’s health.


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20 Responses to “Gooey Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars {Gluten-Free}”

  1. Cassie November 22, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    These sound amazing, right up my alley! I am most thankful for my wonderful husband!

  2. Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes November 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    Love that these are gluten free! They look amazing! Love peanut butter flavored treats. Thanks!

  3. Lindsey@Lindselicious November 22, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    These look fab! I am trying to think if I have ever tried pumpkin and peanut butter together. YUM!

  4. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 22, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    I have a recipe that’s almost like these. I don’t use egg but everything else is pretty much the same. I agree the combo of PB and pumpkin just…works. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • KeepItSweet November 23, 2011 at 10:40 am #

      Great minds think alike:-) Have a great Thanksgiving, Averie!

  5. Amy November 22, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    Peanut butter and pumpkin sounds like an amazing combination! I love that these are packed full of oaty goodness!

  6. lynn @ the actor's diet November 22, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    what a perfect t’giving recipe – i’m supposed to make something but there’s already pumpkin pie so i probably will do something not-pumpkin-y…

  7. Kiri W. November 22, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    ooooh, I can imagine exactly how delicious these must be! :) I’d love a batch!

  8. the food dude November 22, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    These look delicious, great flavor combo.Happy Thanksgving!

  9. Lindsay @ biking before bed November 22, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    Another delicious sounding pumpkin recipe. Pumpkin and peanut butter go together so surprisingly well. Have a wonderful relaxing holiday.

  10. Kathryn November 23, 2011 at 4:20 am #

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  11. Emily @ Life on Food November 23, 2011 at 7:32 am #

    This sounds like a great energy bar and snack. Looking forward to trying it out. Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. DessertForTwo November 23, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving :)

    P.S. Small typo: your recipe says 1/2 cup 1 stick of egg whites. Sorry to be annoying and point out typos.

    • KeepItSweet November 23, 2011 at 10:39 am #

      Wait, egg whites aren’t measured in sticks? Ah thanks, I’ll correct that now! :-)

  13. Rona November 23, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    Yum, peanut butter and pumpkin. What a great idea! Have a great thanksgiving!

  14. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum November 24, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    lovin it! I sometimes add peanut butter to my pumpkin oats and it’s a great combo!

  15. Joanne November 25, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    I’m going to decide to call these granola bars so that I can eat them for a snack EVERY.DAY and tell myself I’m eating something healthy. Deal?

  16. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. November 25, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    These look awesome and they have oatmeal so that makes them healthy, right?

  17. FreeSpiritEater November 26, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    These sound wonderful! And they look great too, yum! I know someone who would benefit from this recipe, bookmarking it to pass it on. Thanks for sharing, enjoy the rest of your weekend =]

  18. Maria @ Orchard Bloom November 27, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    these look so good!