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A close up of a stack of three pumpkin pecan bars

Pumpkin Pecan Bars

These Pumpkin Pecan Bars are so yummy gooey and perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning or a cup of tea in the afternoon.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 100kcal


  • For the bars:
  • Dry ingredients
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • teaspoon allspice
  • Wet Ingredients
  • cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • For the caramel:
  • 15 medjool dates
  • ¼ cup water


  • In a food processor, grind the oats and pecans until flour like.
  • Place this mixture in a bowl and add the remaining dry ingredients and mix together well.
  • Then place the dates and water in the food processor and pulse until you get a caramel consistency, scraping down the sides a few times.
  • In another bowl, mix the maple syrup, pumpkin, applesauce and the egg and mix together.
  • Add the wet to the dry ingredients and stir to combine thoroughly.
  • Line an 8X8 glass baking dish with parchment paper, having enough extra paper to hang over the sides.
  • Slowly spoon ½ the batter into the 8X8 pan.
  • Then add the layer of the date mixture.
  • Thirdly, add in the remaining batter on top of that layer.
  • Bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes.
  • ENJOY!!


Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.5mg