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Easy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars (gluten free and paleo)

  • Author: Katja Heino
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: dessert

Description

Full of pumpkin and loaded with all the warm and cozy spices, these super simple chocolate chip pumpkin bars are everything I love about fall. Gluten free.  Paleo.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour (I Use THIS fine, blanched brand)
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar (I use THIS brand)
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice (THIS is my fav brand))
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (I use THIS BPA free brand)
  • 1/4 cup ghee, butter, or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp of chocolate chips (like THIS or THIS)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350’F.  Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper and lightly grease.
  2. Whisk together almond flour, coconut sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together almond butter, pumpkin puree, fat of choice, egg, and vanilla until smooth.  Add almond flour mixture and stir to combine.  Fold in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
  4. Spread mixture evenly into prepared baking dish.  Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoon of chocolate chips on top.  Bake for 22-24 minutes, until firm in center and lightly browned.
  5. Allow to cool before lifting out of baking pan and cutting into squares. 

Notes

I like Primal Palate Pumpkin Pie Spice or you can make your own:  2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger powder, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon all spice, and 1/8 teaspoon clove powder. Use 1 tablespoon of this mixture for this recipe.

Keywords: pumpkin bars