Alright so I love my husband, working and I love working out, but I’ve since we’ve gotten back from the wedding (sorry have to bring it up again) I’ve been wiped! I’m having a hard time getting back into my rhythm.
Maybe I’m sick (gasp), and in denial. Definitely have been there before. Maybe it’s because we came back from the wedding, and only took one day before working again. Maybe it’s the grey, wet and colder weather? Over training? In any case I’m trying to be patient and let myself catch up to myself. However, this is a very difficult concept for me (ask my husband).
To battle this malaise (that’s what I’m calling it for now) I decided to bake Pumpkin Oat squares from Bake Your Day for a healthy comforting pick me up snack for work. These bars are delicious, and I only made small changes because of the ingredients I had on hand. Maybe I’ll make this pumpkin month since my husband’s very sweet co worker gave me more pumpkin recipes!
I also kept the ingredients out, and made an overnight pumpkin spice oatmeal with protein powder. I will post that recipe soon.
Pumpkin Oat Squares with Cinnamon Glaze
2 cups whole oats
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup pureed pumpkin
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup applesauce
3 Tbs. agave
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Tsp almond milk
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 Tsp vanilla extract
1/4 Tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350. Grease or spray 8 X 8 baking dish.
In large bowl combine dry ingredients: oats, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and salt. Set aside. Combine wet ingredients: applesauce, vanilla, pumpkin, agave and brown sugar. Mix well. Gently stir the wet ingredients with the dry until well mixed.
Pour mixture into baking dish and press. Bake for 40-45 minutes. While baking you can stir the ingredients for the glaze. After removing the dish from the oven, drizzle the glaze on top. Let cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!