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Monday, October 3, 2016

Pumpkin Chocolate Oatmeal Bites

"Wewease the secwet weapon!"

Unless you've the movie an An American Tail, you have no idea what I'm talking about. Long story short it's a cartoon mouse that pronounces "r's" as "w's".

But as we have entered October, I can't help of think of that phrase as we release the secret weapon of Fall: pumpkin!

As I strolled up the "not big enough for 2 shopping carts" aisle of my local Shop Rite I grabbed several cans of pumpkin in preparation for this Fall season, and now that it is universally acceptable to burn apple spice candles and cook with pumpkin, I present to you Pumpkin Chocolate Oatmeal Bites.

These are best as a snack with coffee or a little bite for breakfast. These aren't a rich, decadent dessert more of a light coffee treat. I added the cinnamon sugar mixture over top, you can leave it off but I felt without that they were tasting a little low on the sweet meter.

-2 cups old fashioned oats
-1/3 cup packed brown sugar
-1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
-1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 egg white
-1 egg
-3/4 cup milk
-1/2 cup canned pumpkin
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-1/2 cup chocolate chips
-1 tablespoon sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Heat the oven to 350 and grease a mini muffin tin.

2. Combine the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a large bowl.

3. In another bowl, whisk together the egg white, egg, pumpkin, milk, and vanilla. Add these wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

4. Spoon into mini muffin tins, filling them to the top. Bake for 15 minutes.

Source: Emily Bites

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