Pumpkin Flaxseed Chocolate Breakfast Bars


In addition to pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie, try these delicious and nutritious Pumpkin Breakfast Bars! They are packed with oats, banana, flaxseed, and pumpkin! These breakfast bars are the perfect healthy sweet treat to make for your friends and family! They have a banana bread type texture and the pumpkin is subtle and not overpowering. If you're vegan, make sure you're using vegan chocolate chips. For a gluten free option, use gluten free rolled oats. And peanut butter and pumpkin you might ask? I like to add a little peanut butter when baking with pumpkin. It's delicious!

Pumpkin Flaxseed Chocolate Breakfast Bars
Photo: Courtesy of Alice Choi
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 ⅓ cup rolled oats

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3 ripe bananas

  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

  • ½ cup pure pumpkin

  • ¼ cup maple syrup

  • 2 tablespoon creamy peanut butter

  • cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, or a blend) + more for topping

  • sliced almonds to sprinkle


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray and line an 11x7 baking dish with parchment paper.

  2. Using a food processor, pulse together the rolled oats until ground. They do not have to be ground fine; it's ok to keep some texture. Remove from the food processor and into a mixing bowl. Add in the baking powder, baking soda, salt, flaxseed meal and cinnamon. Mix together and set aside.

  3. Using a separate large mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork (it doesn't have to be completely smooth) and add in the vanilla, pumpkin, maple syrup and peanut butter. Mix until combined and somewhat smooth.

  4. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix, using a rubber spatula, until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  5. Carefully pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and spread so it's smooth. Sprinkle on a handful of extra chocolate chips and some sliced almonds. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until a tester inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

176 Calories
6g Fat
29g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 176
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 273mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 205mg 4%
Folate, total 11mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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