Healthy Pumpkin Pecan Bars {Gluten-free + Refined Sugar Free + Dairy-free}

Healthy Pumpkin Pecan Bars – Perfect for Thanksgiving or anytime during the holidays! #glutenfree #dairyfree #refinedsugarfree #cleaneating

Pecan bars?! Pumpkin bars?! 🤔 Why choose when you can have both with these pumpkin pecan bars! A delicious crust, a perfect layer of pumpkin goodness and a gooey pecan topping… if this doesn’t get you excited for Thanksgiving and the holidays, I don’t know what will! 😁

If you want to treat yourself this holiday season without reaching for the sugar loaded not-so-healthy desserts, this recipe is for you! No dairy, no refined sugar, no gluten, only wholesome ingredients 👌🏻

Healthy Pumpkin Pecan Bars – Perfect for Thanksgiving or anytime during the holidays! #glutenfree #dairyfree #refinedsugarfree #cleaneating

With a crust made from oats and almond flour (or almond meal, whichever you call it!), and without any traditional flour, these bars are 100% gluten free and more nutritious than classic bars – not to mention super delicious! The filling itself is pretty straightforward with pumpkin puree, maple syrup, pumpkin spice for these perfect Holiday feels and two eggs to bind everything together. But my favorite part is really the pecan topping! With the coconut sugar, the pecans kind of caramelize and I had to watch myself not to pick and steal the topping before these bars had a chance to get photographed while still whole 🙊

You’ll probably want to dig in ASAP but make sure you do let them sit in the fridge for 2 hours before serving them otherwise they won’t be firm enough and it’ll get messy.

Enjoy!

Healthy Pumpkin Pecan Bars – Perfect for Thanksgiving or anytime during the holidays! #glutenfree #dairyfree #refinedsugarfree #cleaneating

And while you’re here, I’ve got a little something for you! To help you lay the foundations of your healthy eating (and soon feel amazing!) I put together a clean eating shopping list that you can take with you next time you’re making a trip to the store. Save it to your phone or email it to yourself so you always have it handy!

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Healthy Pumpkin Pecan Bars {Gluten-free + Refined Sugar Free + Dairy-free}

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Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: Makes 12 bars

Serving Size: 1 bar

Healthy Pumpkin Pecan Bars {Gluten-free + Refined Sugar Free + Dairy-free}

Cal: 419 - Protein: 8.6g - Fat: 26g - Carbs: 42g - Fiber: 5.4g - Sugar: 25.6g

Ingredients

    crust
  • 1 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour/meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil or ghee
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Filling:
  • 2 cups (or one 15oz. can) pumpkin puree, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup almond/cashew milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup oat flour (see notes to make your own oat flour easily!)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or ghee

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/176C degrees.
  2. In a food processor, add oats and process until it’s a sandy texture, but not as fine as flour. Then add the remaining crust ingredients and pulse until dough comes away from the edge.
  3. Add dough to a 9x9 baking dish, using your hands to press it into one even layer. Parbake crust for 20 minutes or until browned and dry to the touch.
  4. In the meantime, whisk together all filling ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Stir until smooth, then pour onto the parbaked crust. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until filling is firm but still a bit jiggly in the center.
  5. In the meantime, make topping: toss pecans together with oat flour, coconut sugar and salt with your hands. Mix in maple syrup and coconut oil/ghee until mixture comes together.
  6. After pumpkin filling has baked, sprinkle topping in one even layer overtop. Bake another 8-10 minutes or until filling no longer jiggles when you shake it. Set aside until completely cooled, then chill for 2 hours before serving.

Notes

* To make oat flour, simply process rolled oats in your food processor until it's a fine powder.

https://notenoughcinnamon.com/2017/11/10/healthy-pumpkin-pecan-bars-gluten-free-dairy-free/

And while you’re here, I’ve got a little something for you! To help you lay the foundations of your healthy eating (and soon feel amazing!) I put together a clean eating shopping list that you can take with you next time you’re making a trip to the store. Save it to your phone or email it to yourself so you always have it handy!

Download your clean eating shopping list here:


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