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Grain-free pumpkin bars

Grain-Free Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin lovers will dig this four-ingredient, grain-free and sugar-free pumpkin bar recipe. Forget the stand-up mixer or even the food processor, all you need is one bowl and a spoon and you will be well on your way to enjoying this healthy fall treat. The original recipe calls for 1/3 cup honey, but I think half honey and half maple syrup is the way to go.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9
Author The Cowgirl Gourmet adapted this recipe from The Detoxinista

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 pastured eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, stir the almond butter and the pumpkin puree to blend. Add the eggs, honey and maple syrup and whisk to combine. Then sprinkle in the pumpkin spice, salt, baking soda and vanilla and stir well. If using nuts, add them in now and toss to combine.

  3. Grease an 8x8 baking dish with a teaspoon of coconut oil or butter and, using your fingers, coat the dish thoroughly. Now pour the batter in and bake 30 minutes.

  4. Cool and serve. Serve with whipped cream, ice cream or alongside a cup of tea or coffee or as a healthy breakfast. Refrigerate any leftovers.