Vegan Pumpkin Chia Bars

By Healing Lifestyles and Spas


  • 1/4 c light brown sugar
  • 3 T agave or maple syrup
  • 1 T unsulphured molasses
  • 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 t ground ginger
  • 1/2 t ground clove
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • 2 t pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 C of ground golden flax seeds
  • 3/4 C of water
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (I use unsweetened)
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
  • 2 c oat flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 2 scoops plant-based protein powder
  • 1/4 c rolled oats
  • 1/4 c chopped walnuts
  • cooking spray (preferably olive oil)


  1. Heat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the ground flax and water until fully mixed and water is absorbed.  Then in a large bowl, combine the first 14 ingredients (through pumpkin). Whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and protein powder. Spread in a 13×9 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the walnuts and oats. Sprinkle the walnut-oat mixture over top of the brownie batter.
  4. Bake at 350F for 35 minutes or until set (be sure to check for doneness in the center! – this batter can trick you and look set, but then be raw in the center when you cut it). Yield: 24 bars.

Vegan adaptation from an original recipe courtesy of Erica’s Recipes


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