I'm always on the search for healthy desserts and nutrient dense snacks that will fill my kids hungry tummies right up. This recipe fits the bill for both. These pumpkin bars by themselves make a great snack but by adding a few chocolate chips to the recipe I've tricked my kids into thinking they're now dessert. Personally my favorite way to eat them is by ditching the chocolate chips and sprinkling a few chopped pecans on instead. Sometimes I will even sprinkle three-fourths of the pan with chocolate chips and the other quarter with pecans so everyone is happy.
Not only are these pumpkin bars easy to whip together and free of refined sugar but they taste amazing! They are so moist and light they practically melt in your mouth. There's no reason to wait until fall to make these dreamy bars. They are the perfect treat any time of year.
Pumpkin Pie Bars
3/4 cup creamy almond butter
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 well-ripened banana (should have lots of brown spots)
1/4 cup raw honey or pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut flour
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Real Salt
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips or pecans (optional)
Get the rest of the recipe over at Nourishing Bites.