Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars with Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
1/3 cup coconut palm sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure Mexican vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 cup quick oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9 by 13-inch baking pan and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, coconut palm sugar, and maple syrup. The mixture should be smooth and thicken just a bit as you mix. Add in the pumpkin puree, egg, and vanilla and mix until smooth.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda, spices, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and gently stir until the dry ingredients are just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan. Bake for about 25 minutes. Allow the bars to cool before cutting into squares.