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Paleo Pumpkin Bars with Maple Walnut Frosting

Paleo Pumpkin Bars

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 9 bars 1x
  • Category: Sweet Treats
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Paleo Pumpkin Bars topped with Maple Walnut Frosting are such a hit in my house! Bonus that they are a healthy treat!


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Ingredients

Bars

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Frosting

  • 3/4 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper OR grease with ghee.
  3. Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer), begin by creaming the eggs and honey together on low speed.
  4. Then add the pumpkin puree, almond butter and vanilla extract and continue mixing until a smooth batter forms.
  5. Stop the mixer and add the baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg and sea salt. Then mix until completely combined. Do not over mix, it should only take a minute or two to be completely combined.
  6. Pour batter into your prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. While the bars bake, add all frosting ingredients to your blender and blend on low until all is combined and then increase the speed to medium high and continue blending until the mixture has thickened and is completely smooth. This should take approximately 2-3 minutes depending on your blender.
  8. Once the bars have finished baking, remove them from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to complete cooling. Cool completely before slicing.
  9. Frost just before serving and enjoy!

Notes

*Refrigerating the frosting with cause it to thicken significantly, so keep that in mind when making ahead.

Keywords: Paleo Pumpkin Bars, Maple Walnut Frosting

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