Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Bites


Happy Wednesday Friends! Today I'm sharing a tasty, healthy pumpkin recipe that doesn't require flour, eggs, or butter and contains only a little sugar--really! 



Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Bites mythrifstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Healthier snack recipe featuring oatmeal and pumpkin



Awhile back, I found this Mini Cupcake Baker  at a yard sale.  It was still in the box and didn't appear to have ever been used.  It's very convenient--just plug it in to bake your goodies and wipe it out when you are finished! 




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I love cupcakes but also wanted a healthier option.  Whenever I can, I try to use oatmeal in baked goods for its many nutritional benefits including cholesterol fighting antioxidants. Pumpkin is another great source of antioxidants.  My local grocery store carries a wonderful organic canned pumpkin that I use in my hummus.  Since I had a can in my pantry,  I decided to experiment and here's the recipe that resulted: 

Combine one large smashed banana, 3T organic canned pumpkin, and 1/4 t cinnamon.  Stir in one cup of oatmeal and add  1T water.  Batter will be lumpy like this:



Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Bites mythrifstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Mixing oatmeal pumkin batter and butterscotch chips



Did you notice the special ingredient I added last? 1/3 c butterscotch chips adds a slightly caramel flavor that makes our mostly healthy concoction just right! The handy dandy baker only takes about seven minutes or...



Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Bites mythrifstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Baking pumpkin oatmeal bites in cupcake baker




...bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes. This recipe makes 12 minis, so double up if you need more.  I like them best warm! 




Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Bites mythrifstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Pumpkin oatmeal bites ~ enjoy!



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13 comments:

  1. Easy peasy! I love recipes like this! Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. These look delicious! I wish I had one of those little cupcake makers, I might make them more often if I did! xoKathleen

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  3. Good morning, my friend! I would love one of these right now with my cup of coffee {{smiles}} These look oh-so-tasty and something my husband, son, and I would love.

    It's so good to visit with you, dear Cecilia. Hugs and blessings!

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  4. I love anything made with oatmeal! Yum!!

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  5. Sounds yummy Cecilia. Might need to try to make those for Thanksgiving.

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  6. Hey there, Cecilia! Your pumpkin bites look super yummy. I've pinned it for future reference :)

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  7. WOW that looks good and I have never seen and muffin maker like that. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Yum!! Love pumpkin anything and oatmeal too - so perfect combo! ;) xo

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  9. My daughter has one of those cupcake makers! We love it! I'll have to try this recipe! Sounds yummy and healthy is great! :) ~Rhonda

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  10. Pinned and YUM!!! These look so wonderful!!! Hugs!!

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  11. Oh, goodness. Yum! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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  12. Sound yummy Cecilia! I throw butterscotch chips in my cookies now and then for a delicious twist. Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  13. This sounds delicious! And I like the idea of the butterscotch chips! Thank you for sharing with us on The Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

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