Deb and I love food, but we have a particular sweet spot for desserts! I can’t have gluten in my diet and we both try to avoid refined sugars every chance we get. So these paleo pumpkin bars are the perfect Fall treat to appease my sweet tooth! You will love making these, eating them, and sharing your delicious creation with others!
In addition to just needing a sweet treat, we have some upcoming get-togethers, such as Thanksgiving (gosh, that is sneaking up so fast), and will need a few side dishes and desserts to share. So, we were on the hunt for something that suited our nutritional needs but would also be tasty enough to share with others.
We ran across #whatmollymade on Pinterest and this pumpkin bar recipe that she shared! Goodness, it did not disappoint! It was so delicious, perfect for Fall, and fit into our dietary restrictions.
As a paleo recipe, it is gluten free, free of refined sugars, and is dairy free. That means I won’t wake up the next morning with my eyes puffy and swollen. I don’t feel guilty eating this, and I feel proud to share this with my family and friends. It is one of those recipes where after you take a bite you have to tilt your head back ever so slightly, close your eyes, and sigh.
If you need to get that pumpkin fix now that October is here, this is for you! Skip that pumpkin pie blizzard from Dairy Queen and give this a try. You won’t be disappointed.
It is important to use almond flour for this recipe so that the bars remain moist. Coconut flour, which is used in a lot of paleo baking, soaks up too much moisture for this recipe.
Make sure the bars are completely cooled before adding the frosting or you will get a melting affect. Bake, chill, frost, chill again! Oh, and of course, ENJOY!!
If you make this recipe, be sure to let us know what you think!
If you eat a gluten free diet, I rounded up 75 gluten free fall inspired recipes to try. This one was such a success that we are trying another one next week. I will for sure share.