Gooey Pumpkin Bars

There are days when you just need something naughty and gooey but still within healthy limits. These get the job done! Ask your friends to try some; they’ll never guess there are garbanzo beans as the base! Super sweet and the perfect consistency to have a yummy ooey gooey bar! They are cinch to make since they are all done in the food processor. Make them for your kids or co-workers and refrigerate the extras (if there are any).


Gooey Pumpkin Bars
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Serves: 12
  • Ingredients
  • 1½ cups white beans or chickpeas (1 can, drained)
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin puree or mashed sweet potato, canned or cooked
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup, honey, or agave
  • ⅓ cup rolled or quick oats (or quinoa flakes)
  • ¼ cup almond butter or allergy-friendly sub
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • Total Time: 28m
  • Yield: 10-12
  1. Drain and rinse beans.
  2. Place all of the ingredients except chips into a food processor or blender and mix until smooth. Stop in chocolate chips. You may wish to garnish top with added chips before baking.
  3. Pour into a 9x9 parchment paper lined pyrex. (I sprayed mine with coconut oil).
  4. Bake for 28 mins. Cool for 5-10 mins. Bars will be gooey and are best served warm.


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