The pumpkin puree in this recipe makes these tasty granola bars. Recipe from Cory.
3/4 cup pumpkin purée
1 large egg
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup honey
2 Tablespoons molasses
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped peanuts, walnuts, or sunflower seeds
2 Tablespoons shredded, unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Tablespoon grated orange rind
Blend the pumpkin, egg, butter, honey, and molasses in a mixing bowl or food processor.
Add the oats, nuts, coconut, wheat germ, cinnamon, and orange rind, and mix well.
Spread this mixture into a lightly greased 15 1/2-by-10 1/2-inch jelly-roll pan.
Bake in a 350ºF oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
While still warm, cut into 3-by-1 1/2-inch bars.
For very crisp bars, remove from pan to wire rack and cool completely.
Posted by Val from a recipe by Cory.
Yield: about 30 bars.