Kid-Friendly Recipes for Ramadan: Healthy Pumpkin Bars |

Kid-Friendly Recipes for Ramadan: Healthy Pumpkin Bars

Ramadan offers special memories for families and many of them revolve around making and eating good food. As a special feature of our online children’s clases – Adam’s World Club and Colors of Islam Clubs – we have been sharing delicious and nutritious recipes that are also fun to make and encourage family bonding. This Healthy Pumpkin Bars recipe is a favorite!

May the recipes you prepare bring delight to your taste buds and warmth to your hearts, as you share in the bounty of Allah's provisions. And may the bonds strengthened in the kitchen extend beyond the walls of your home, connecting you to the wider community of believers around the world. Ameen.


8x8-inch Baking Pan

Mixing Bowl


1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or gluten free flour blend)

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 large eggs

1 cup pumpkin puree (made from scratch or canned)

1/4 cup maple syrup

3 tablespoons melted coconut oil (slightly cooled)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup chocolate chips (or raisins, dried cranberries, or chopped walnuts)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and coat an 8x8 pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and stir together to combine thoroughly, but gently.
  3. Place batter into prepared and smooth with a spatula to evenly distributed in the pan.
  4. Bake for 20-24 minutes or until lightly golden brown around the edges and a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out cleanly.
  5. Remove from oven, place pan on a wire rack and allow to cool completely before slicing.
  6.  Serve warm, at room temp, or chilled.  Enjoy!

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