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Healthy Pumpkin Bars

  • Author: Alexis Joseph | Hummusapien
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert/Snack
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Super moist Healthy Pumpkin Bars are the perfect fall treat! One bowl and no flour, butter, or refined sugar. Vegan, gluten free and paleo friendly.


Ingredients

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  • 3/4 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 overripe medium banana
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour*
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips and/or walnuts, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray an 8x8in square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place almond butter, pumpkin, banana, maple syrup, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Stir until well-combined. Add the rest of the ingredients, stirring until smooth.
  3. Pour into prepared baking dish, smoothing with a spatula. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow bars to cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing.

Notes

STORAGE: Store bars in an air-tight container on the counter for up to three days. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

*I recommend coconut flour here because it's so absorbent, but I'd guess that ground flax can be used instead of the coconut flour, or 2 tbsp of GF all purpose flour. Do not use almond flour.