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Healthy Pumpkin Bars

These moist, healthy bars are great for the fall. They’re made with nut butter, pumpkin, vanilla, and more for the perfect flavor.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:30 mins
Total Time:40 mins
Servings:12 bars


  • ½ cup pumpkin purée
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup peanut butter or almond butter
  • 2 eggs large
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup blanched almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips milk or dark chocolate


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Leave some parchment paper hanging over both ends of the pan for easy removal later. Set aside.
  • Combine the pumpkin purée, maple syrup, peanut (or almond) butter, eggs, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl and whisk until all lumps are gone.
  • Combine the almond flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt in a separate mixing bowl and stir. Then transfer this dry mixture into the wet mixture, stir until just combined, and then fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Now pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for about 30 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out mostly clean from the center.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes, and then lift out of the pan using the parchment paper and cut into squares. Serve and enjoy!


  • Use any kind of nut butter in this recipe or a combination of more than one. Try half cashew butter and half peanut butter perhaps.
  • Another idea is to substitute some of the nut butter for seed butter. Consider pumpkin seed butter or sunflower seed butter.
  • Feel free to add chopped walnuts or pecans instead of chocolate chips if preferred.


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1629IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg