Pumpkin Spice Cereal Squares

These pumpkin spice cereal squares are a fall spin on my original recipe for superfood cereal squares. They’re loaded with healthy ingredients and full of pumpkin spice flavor. Gluten-free and dairy-free!

Every year around this time I tend to go a little pumpkin crazy. This year the pumpkin bender started this weekend. I made pumpkin pie yogurt bowls, these pumpkin spice squares and two batches of pumpkin oatmeal cookies. I bought little white pumpkins at Trader Joe’s to decorate with and burned this pumpkin candle all weekend long. It officially feels (and smells) like fall is here!

So these little pumpkin spice cereal squares… they are a take on the superfood cereal squares I posted last month. In that post I mentioned that I wanted to try them with the new Pumpkin Spice Cheerios and it didn’t take long for that to happen.

Stacked pumpkin spice cereal squares.

I posted a photo of the pumpkin spice version on Instagram and asked if I should post the full recipe and everyone said yes so here it is!

Pumpkin spice cereal square laying on parchment paper.

The recipe is very similar to the original just with a deeper orange hue and that pumpkin spice flavor we all love. I’d say that if you already had plans to try the cereal squares, you should just grab a box of the Pumpkin Spice Cheerios and make these first. The original squares are awesome and lovely, but these squares are legit the perfect snack for this time of year.

Can’t you just see yourself taking a few with you for on your next fall hike or enjoying one as a snack after a fun day at the pumpkin patch?

Pumpkin spice cereal squares on parchment paper.

I’m already considering making another batch because everyone I share these with absolutely loved them and they vanished way too fast.

Pumpkin spice cereal squares on parchment paper.

If you make these pumpkin spice cereal squares be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how it turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and our readers!

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Pumpkin Spice Superfood Cereal Squares


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16

Description

These pumpkin spice cereal squares are a fall spin on my original recipe for superfood cereal squares. They’re loaded with healthy ingredients and full of pumpkin spice flavor. Gluten-free and dairy-free!


Ingredients

  • 1½ cups Pumpkin Spice Cheerios
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon hemp seeds
  • ½ tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ cup natural creamy almond butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Line a square baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Place Cheerios, oats, coconut flakes, dried cranberries, pepitas, sunflower seeds, hemp and chia seeds in a large bowl. Toss to combine.In a small saucepan, heat almond butter and honey over low-medium heat, stirring frequently until the mixture is completely smooth. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and sea salt.Pour over the cereal mixture and gently toss to coat everything.Pour into lined pan and press mixture down firmly with a spatula or your hands. Place squares in the freezer for about 30 minutes to set up. Remove from freezer, cut into squares and serve. Store leftover squares in the fridge.
  • Category: Snack/Breakfast
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 144
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g

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    14 comments
    1. donna
      September 20, 2017 AT 12:31 pm

      Could you bake these like granola for a crispier version?

    2. Laurie
      February 18, 2017 AT 2:46 pm

      Thanks for developing this recipe and emailing it to me – much appreciated!
      Laurie

    3. Amanda
      October 5, 2016 AT 3:12 pm

      I just bought a box of pumpkin spice Cheerios! I guess I know what to do with them now!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 5, 2016 AT 8:39 pm

        Yay!!! You’re going to love these. 🙂

    4. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes
      October 4, 2016 AT 11:45 pm

      Love the deeper orange and loving pumpkin anything right now! Great recipe.

    5. Kori
      October 4, 2016 AT 1:49 pm

      Your Instagram video is adorable! I made your superfood cereal bars and loved them (!), but we thought they were just a tad sweet. I thought adding them to a bowl of plain Greek yogurt made them perfect, though. 🙂 Do you think I could scale back the honey by a few tablespoons while not compromising their texture? I know it’s hard to say until I do so, but I wanted your expert opinion. Lovely fall recipe!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 4, 2016 AT 4:09 pm

        Hi Kori. I’m so glad you liked the original superfood cereal bars! I definitely think you can scale back on the honey a bit. Maybe try 1/3 cup instead of 1/2 cup and see how they stick together. I’d love to hear your feedback if you try them. 🙂

    6. Amanda F
      October 4, 2016 AT 12:18 pm

      I have a box of pumpkin O’s from Trader Joe’s at home just waiting to be made into these…

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 4, 2016 AT 4:07 pm

        Yesss!!!! Let me know how they turn out.

    7. marye
      October 4, 2016 AT 10:53 am

      All the best autumn flavors right here! Gorgeous!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 4, 2016 AT 4:10 pm

        Thank you Marye!

    8. Andrew
      October 4, 2016 AT 10:15 am

      These look AWESOME! Pumpkin spice, hooray!

    9. Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
      October 4, 2016 AT 9:37 am

      You are right these would be the perfect Fall snack! I love the idea of taking them on a hike. I may have to do just that!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 4, 2016 AT 12:24 pm

        Thank you, Katie. Yes!! I’m all about packing snacks whenever we go hiking and I feel like these would be perfect.

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