If you love pumpkin as much as I do, or you are just looking for the perfect dessert to serve at this years Thanksgiving, then you have to TRY these Healthy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars. They are so moist and decadent that no one will believe that they actually have clean ingredients in them. They are also gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and refined-sugar free. I mean come on, how amazing is it that these actually taste freaking delicious!!?
So far, I have not had one person try these and not RAVE about them! The common question/response has been, “Are you sure these are healthy?” hahah… Now that is the response I absolutely love hearing, especially when it comes to my desserts. I really strive to keep things healthy while at the same time, never compromising on great texture and of course, FLAVOR. To me healthy will never mean BORING or BLAND. I assure you, no one will know that these babies are actually nutritious.
These Pumpkin Bars really are perfect if you are looking to impress a crowd, especially because those melted chocolate chips really take them from average to incredible! All I have to say is that they will definitely be making an appearance at my Thanksgiving dessert table, without a doubt! If you are feeling a little extra adventurous, you could even top them off with some whipped cream or even some vanilla ice cream, for a little a-la-mode! Yum, I will never judge you for it 🙂
If you end up making these, please comment below and tag me at #healthymommamanda.
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax +3 tbsp water)
- 3/4 cup organic pumpkin puree
- 1/2 pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups organic oat flour (gluten free if needed)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp Himalayan sea salt
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2-3/4 cup of dairy-free chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease or line a square baking dish.
- Make your flax egg by combining 1 tbsp of ground flax with 3 tbsp in a small bowl and set aside to thicken (about 10 minutes)
- In a medium bowl, mix together the flax egg, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and vanilla.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, pumpkin seasoning, and cinnamon.
- Combine your wet ingredients with your dry ingredients and mix until full incorporated.
- Fold in your chocolate chips.
- Scoop your batter into your baking dish and cook for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Let sit for about 10 minutes and then enjoy!