by Olena

Healthy Pumpkin Bars

by Olena

4.8 from 4 reviews

Healthy Pumpkin Bars with oatmeal, almond flour and chocolate chips. A delicious guilt free treat on a chilly fall day that the entire family will love!

Looking for more Fall baking recipes? Check out my healthy pumpkin muffins and healthy pumpkin brownies.

Healthy Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

I made these healthy pumpkin bars 3 times in a week. The first batch was gone in less than 24 hours – the bars are really that good!

The second batch was gone just as fast.

Finally, the third batch lasted long enough for me to photograph.

These bars are so easy to make, moist, a little bit crumbly and super filling; thanks to the almonds and oatmeal. They really are a delicious autumn treat!

Healthy Pumpkin Bars

Ingredients for Healthy Pumpkin Bars

  • Pumpkin puree: Make sure to use pumpkin puree and NOT pumpkin pie filling (there is a difference)!
  • Pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon: These are perfect fall baking spices. Try making your own pumpkin pie spice.
  • Baking essentials: Eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda and salt.
  • Sugar: I recommend cane or coconut sugar. Don’t substitute liquid sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. The bars will end up with a wet consistency.
  • Almond flour: For pumpkin bars to turn out properly please use almond flour and oat flour a.k.a ground oatmeal. Both are widely available and affordable.
  • Chocolate chips: Dark chocolate chips pair perfectly with pumpkin bars (in my opinion). You can use milk chocolate chips, if you prefer.

How to Make Healthy Pumpkin Bars

There is a full recipe card below.

  • Whisk eggs: In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs for 10 seconds.
  • Combine ingredients: Add pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, vanilla, baking soda and salt. How to Make Healthy Pumpkin Bars step by step
  • Add flours: Whisk in almond and oat flours until well mixed. How to Make Healthy Pumpkin Bars step by step
  • Don’t forget the chocolate chips: Stir in some chocolate chips. Then transfer to a baking dish and use a spatula to level the batter. How to Make Healthy Pumpkin Bars step by step
  • Bake: Just 30 minutes until this fall baked goodness is done! How to Make Healthy Pumpkin Bars step by step
  • Cool and enjoy: It’s best to let the bars cool down before cutting into squares.

How to Store and Freeze Pumpkin Bars

Store: It is best to keep these in a container in a cool place. They will last for up to 3 days (but I bet they will be eaten well before that).

Freeze: You can absolutely freeze baked and cooled bars the same day they are made to ensure maximum freshness. Freeze in freezer safe bags for up to 3 months. To thaw, just remove pumpkin bars from the freezer and let them defrost for a few hours or overnight.

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Healthy Pumpkin Bars

healthy pumpkin bars

4.8 from 4 reviews

Healthy Pumpkin Bars with oatmeal, almond flour and chocolate chips. A delicious guilt free treat on a chilly fall day that the entire family will love!

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, large
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup cane or coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line square baking dish with unbleached parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs for 10 seconds. Add pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, vanilla, baking soda and salt; whisk until well combined.
  3. Add almond and oat flours, whisk until well mixed. Add chocolate chips and give a few stirs with a spatula.
  4. Transfer to previously prepared baking dish and level with spatula. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool for a couple hours or completely. Cut into 16 squares and enjoy!

Store: In a cool place for up to 3 days.

Freeze: In an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Notes

You can make your own oat flour by grinding quick or rolled oats in a food processor.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. Nice, not too sweet. Only used 2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice bc 2 tblspns sounded like too much. Left out chocolate chips but added salted Carmel chips and pecans instead. Yum!!

  2. Can I substitute oat flour for coconut flour or can I just use all almond flour? I don’t usually have oat flour on hand. Or can I just use whole wheat flour? Thanks

    1. Hmm, if you have oats you can grind them into flour. Or use all almond flour and bake a bit longer until toothpick comes out clean. Don’t use coconut. I would also “risk” 1/2 cup whole wheat flour.

  3. These were really good! I confess, we couldn’t wait 2 hours for them to cool so my husband and I grabbed spoons and ate a few bites while they were hot. Yummy!

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