I came up with this recipe because I wanted something nice and fall-ish that didn’t involve going all the way to the store to buy pumpkin. Maybe it’s lazy, or maybe it’s serendipity.I love granola bars for post- (or mid-) run snacks. My kids love them for quick, grabby breakfasts. It’s such a simple item to prepare yourself, and they’re infinitely customizable. I make big batches, wrap the bars individually, and store them in the freezer. The bars take less than 10 minutes to thaw (but I’ve gnawed on many a still-frozen bar with no ill-effects). Get my recipe for Carrot Cake Granola Bars on Eat Real.