Pumpkin is great for adding moisture to baked goods, and these Paleo Pumpkin Bars are moist and delicious. They’re almost a cake, but if you call them bars, no one expects frosting. 🙂
These bars are very similar to my Paleo Apple Bars. One of the changes I made was using coconut palm sugar instead of honey. These didn’t need the extra moisture, and I like that coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index.
The bars are a bit fragile, so they’re not something you can throw in your purse. But they’re a great snack or healthy dessert.
- 1 cup almond flour (I use Honeyville brand)
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut (I use Let's Do Organic brand)
- ½ cup coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- ½ cup unsweetened almond butter
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil (I use Tropical Traditions brand)
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- ¼ cup flax seeds
- Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and ginger.
- Add the pumpkin, almond butter, coconut oil, and eggs. Beat with a mixer until everything is incorporated.
- Stir in the pecans and flax seeds.
- Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.