Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

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Last Updated on September 29, 2022

Gluten-free chocolate chip pumpkin bars are the perfect fall treat. They’re made with oat flour and almond flour, and lightly sweetened with coconut sugar.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

I’ll have to admit I’m not the biggest pumpkin fanatic, but these chocolate chip pumpkin bars are truly one of my favorite simple baked goods to make when the weather starts to cool.

They melt-in-your-mouth and have pools of melted chocolate in each bite. They’re not overly sweet, and are easy to grab in the morning before a workout or as a light snack. The oat flour adds the perfect fluffy texture, and even adds a boost of fiber and whole-grains.

pumpkin bars

If you’re not a fan of the chocolate + pumpkin combination, you can easily make these with white chocolate chips, or as plain pumpkin bars. They’re so convenient to have around and come together so easily.

Spread some butter or nut butter on them for the ultimate flavor combo.

What you’ll need to make these gluten-free pumpkin bars

  • pumpkin puree– make sure you’re using 100% pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling
  • oat flour– I prefer buying pre-made oat flour for this recipe, but it would also work with homemade oat flour, or all-purpose flour for a non-gluten free version!
  • almond flour– to add a fluffiness to the bars
  • eggs– used as a binder and to help get that perfect fluffy texture
  • oil– I used refined coconut oil, but you can use any neutral tasting liquid oil
  • coconut sugar– one of my go-to sweeteners for its rich color and caramel-like flavor
  • vanilla extract- just a little for added flavor!
  • cinnamon for added flavor
  • chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

These chocolate chip pumpkin bars are moist, easy to make, and truly the perfect fall dessert. I can’t wait for you all to try them 🙂

Other gluten-free recipes you’ll love:

Gluten-free Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Trail Mix Granola Bars

Gluten-free Crumb Cake Muffins

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

5 from 3 votes
Course: Dessert
Servings

16

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Total time

40

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 1 100% pumpkin puree

  • 2 2 eggs

  • 1 cup 1 oat flour

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 almond flour

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 coconut sugar

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 melted coconut oil

  • 1 tsp 1 vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp 1 cinnamon

  • 1 tsp 1 baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 chocolate chips or chunks

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, oil, pumpkin, vanilla and cinnamon until smooth.
  • Pour in the almond flour, oat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet to form the batter.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips or chocolate chunks, reserving some to top
  • Pour the batter into a parchment lined 8 x 8 baking dish. Sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips over the top of the bars
  • Bake for about 25 minutes, until the top is firm to touch and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days, or refrigerate for up to 1 week

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6 Comments

  1. This was a super delicious and easy recipe! I highly recommend it and will be making it again.

  2. Going to try these tonight! Can I use maple syrup or honey instead of coconut sugar?

  3. These turned out AMAZING!! Do you think it would turn out for next time to use all oat flour vs almond to make nut free for school?

    • Thank you Daniella! In my experience, oat flour is needed in a lesser amount in place of almond flour. My best guess is to use 1 1/4 cup oat flour total instead of 1 1/2 so that it doesn’t come out too dry. Let me know how it turns out!

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