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gluten-free pumpkin bread bar

In honor of fall, I spent several days last week in a pumpkin “trance,” experimenting with various iterations of gluten free baked goods containing pumpkin.

At first, I had terrible failures. Suffice it to say that my pumpkin cookies and pumpkin scones while edible, were not at all blog worthy. Next, I decided to make pumpkin loaves –while they didn’t look too pretty, they were delicious. Finally, I made these gluten free pumpkin bars, which my 10 year old declared “addictive.”  Every day last week, he brought our neighbor boys (Cole and Carson) over after school for a fix. I hope you enjoy these gluten free pumpkin bars as much as the boys did.

If you’re not in the mood for a bar, try these gluten free Pumpkin Pie Muffins.

Pumpkin Bars


  1. In a food processor, combine pumpkin, agave and eggs and pulse for 2 minutes
  2. Pulse dry ingredients into wet for a full minute, until well combined
  3. Pour batter into a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  4. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes
  5. Serve naked or with whipped cream

I’ve got a nice eco-giveaway today –a 3 pack of Hemp Bags from Hands On Hemp and a beautiful hard cover book called Core Truths from The Organic Center. To be entered to win this eco-prize just leave a comment below. As always, this contest is open to everyone, everywhere. This giveaway will end October 27st, 2010 at Midnight. I will announce the winner on October 28th, 2010.

Update: This giveaway is now over and the winner was Lanell!

Here are some other pumpkin bread recipes you may like:

-Pumpkin Pie Bread Recipe from Karina of Gluten-Free Goddess
-Gluten-Free & Vegan Pumpkin Bread from Maggie of She Let Them Eat Cake
-Vegan Pumpkin Walnut Bread from Joy of Joy the Baker

posted on October 25, 2010, 275 comments

  1. These look divine. Can’t get more autumn than this!

  2. Kelly

    These look delish! I’ve failed miserably at roasting pumpkins before (I’ve tried more times that should be allowed), but this recipe just might tempt me to try again!

  3. These look really moist. I have your Gluten Free Almond Flour cookbook and have found some great recipes.

  4. Kylie

    Oh Wow these look amazing… I so gotta try this recipe… num num!

  5. Tiffany Duncan @ calmspiritbodywork.com

    Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  6. We just tried to make pumpkin bread today! While it looked pretty it didn’t taste so good… This recipe seems much better than what we tried to cook! Thank you again for sharing Elana!

  7. Dannette @ fibrohaven.com

    Excellent! I am hosting my first gluten-free/vegetarian holiday meal for friends in a few weeks. Pumpkin bars just got added to the menu. Thank you!

  8. Christine

    Wow.. these look delicious! I’ve been waiting for something like this! I’m sure it will work just as well with a roasted winter squash?

  9. mmm these sound so good. i do love me some pumpkin-y goodness!!
    love your blog too!!

  10. Ali

    These look amazing! I will be trying this recipe soon, but will be using egg replacer when I do. I’ll update and let people know how it turns out… probably this weekend.

  11. Linda

    These sound delicious. I think I may try them soon as my almond flour arrives! My second oldest daughter has a November birthday and she loves anything made with pumpkin. This may be a great ‘birthday cake’ for her.
    (She’ll be 24 and also has Celiacs)

  12. Amanda

    I have been patiently anticipating your pumpkin creation. I can’t wait to try them. I have a Cole and Carson as well and I am sure they will love them just as much “your” Cole & Carson!

  13. Amanda

    Thank you for another amazing recipe to try! These look perfect to bring
    to the family Thanksgiving dinner as an alternative to the plethora of gluten filled goodies.

  14. Amanda M

    Ohhhhh! Now I know what my little one is taking for snack to school on Thursday! Thank you!

  15. Cindy

    These pumpkin bars look great I got pumpkins today and will cook them tomorrow and then make the bars…We have been so hungry for pumpkin..And have been eating gluten free (actually free of all starches and sugar),using stevia mostly, so I’m happy to find your website and as soon as I can I’m getting your book… thank you so much for this…I would also like to know when you are scheduling more classes please….Cindy from Kansas

  16. Mary

    These look AMAZING! I will have to give these a go. I have been craving pumpkin recipes! Thanks for sharing with us!

  17. penny

    Awesome recipes as always! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Theresa Watson

    I am on a pumpkin extravaganza – putting it in everything – I will have to share my pumpkin rice pudding recipe with ya’ll – just don’t have exact measurements down – I just throw a whole bunch of things together and it comes out wonderful.

    Thanks Elena – going to try those pumpkin bars for my church’s couples conference this weekend – if I could wait that long.

    Thanks for all the fun prizes!!

    Abundant Blessings,
    Theresa Watson

  19. Brandon May @ thehealthyadvocate.com

    I’ve also been in a “pumpkin trance” the last few weeks. Frankly, I’ve been trying it out in everything. Right now I have so many gluten free baked goods with pumpkin, drinks and other delectables (including soups!) that are so good. I love fall. :)

  20. Anaquita

    What I like is how this doesn’t look to be overly sweet. Over sweetness is why I don’t like lemon bars after all. Still I’m going to make this on the 30th to serve to a bunch of people. :3 I tend to make a lot of pumpkin and squash stuff around Halloween for friends.

  21. This looks yummy! I think I’ll go make some right now……..

  22. Kathryn

    Your site and cookbook have really inspired me to become much more creative in my own gluten free baking. I have been playing with a similar recipe of my own lately. Because we can’t use cinnamon (allergy)for a traditional pumpkin spice I have been using chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate in mine. My sons have even been enjoying them for breakfast occasionally .

    And by the way, your vanilla and chocolate cupcakes were a huge hit at a family birthday party this weekend especially with our non-gf family members.

  23. Lauren

    Yum! I made something like this recently, but considering my life revolves around pumpkins at this time of year, I’ll have to try these. Thank you!

  24. Tiffany

    I SO love pumpkin desserts but have a hard time finding good GF recipes. I am looking forward to trying these…yum, yum!

  25. Nancy

    Just finished a batch of the pumpkin pie muffins, and will try these next! Maybe even tomorrow. I’ve been eating so many squashes and pumpkins this fall, already, I’m surprised I haven’t turned orange.

  26. Corinne

    Oh, yes, they do look delicious. I must give them a try this week!

  27. Rebecca

    Can’t wait to try these! I harvested 28 pumpkins this year, so I’ll take all the pumpkin recipes you can dish out. My boys LOVE the pumpkin muffins.

  28. Cassi Friz @ cassifriz.com

    this looks a lot like my experimental pumpkin waffle recipe today! yum! i’ll have to try this out for my little ones, who want pumpkin everything simply b/c they like watching me clean and cook the pumpkins.

  29. medora koenig

    can’t wait to try this….my pumpkin muffins last week were not enough! thank you.

  30. Can I say YUM! I absolutely love pumpkin but I have been disapointed trying to find healthy recipes for pumpkin items. Can’t wait to try this one!

    Thanks again for all your great recipes.


  31. Kari

    These sound yummy! I’ve already blown through 3 batches of your Pumpkin Pie Muffins in recent weeks! And I have to say I SO love the ease of your recipes. I checked out those other pumpkin recipes you linked to and as yummy as they sound, they are more complicated than I have time for. Almond flour ROCKS!!! Thanks Elana. :)

  32. Diane

    Yea!!! I love pumpkin and I am so ready to make these. Thanks for the other recipe sites, but I don’t use all the other grain flours and I just LOVE your site and prefer to make your recipes. They are the easier, the most delicious and so healthy!You are the best!

  33. I just got my first box of almond flour. Now I can give these a try! I wonder how they’d do with chocolate chips…
    (sorry if this comes through twice, having commenting issues tonight)

  34. Karen R

    I love pumpkin, can’t wait to try these!

  35. Wendy Harrell

    Pumpkin is one of my favorite foods! Look forward to trying your pumpkin bars recipe. I have enjoyed most of the recipes in your book and surely this one will be wonderful. Thank you, Elana!

  36. Kathryn Richards

    They look great! Can’t wait to try them. We’ve been so pleased with every recipe we’ve tried from this site. :D Yumm!

  37. Bree

    I too, have been on a huge pumpkin kick and have been looking for a new recipe. I can’t wait to try this one.

  38. susan

    Can’t wait to try these. I will bring them to school for the teacher’s room!

  39. Erin

    This looks fantastic – might try some chocolate chips in there too!

  40. Laura Russell @ rdsamplings.blogspot.com

    I love anything with pumpkin in it! These sound great and easy

  41. Renate

    These look yummy! Can you offer any suggestions on how to subsitute stevia for agave nectar in your recipes? Or will that not work well? I’m trying to go sugar free.

  42. Yan

    We miss pumpkin bread, now we can go ahead and make this just because it is gluten-free. Thank you for your generosity in sharing.

  43. Once again, perfect timing Elana! We just harvested our sugar pumpkins (they are smallish pumpkins grown specifically for pies and baking) and I’ve been looking for new ways to use them.

    Since I don’t do sugar, and don’t really crave it, I make my pie filling with just the sweet spices and vanilla, and sometimes a little bit of agave inulin or stevia, and I love it. This way of baking is great for diabetics. So I’m off to try this recipe without the agave. Since my pumpkins are sweet it’s probably not really needed. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

  44. Susan

    Pumpkin Bars!! Snow is falling here, and pumpkin bars sound real good!

  45. the blissful baker @ theblissfulbaker.wordpress.com

    this recipe looks simple and delicious! i love pumpkin, so i will be trying this out soon!

  46. Lanell

    The Pumpkin Bars look delicious, cannot wait to try them :)

  47. Stephanie

    Elana… I will be making these TOMORROW!!! They look yummy!!! I made your tropical chocolate chip cookies (from your cookbook) yesterday and they are all gone!!

  48. PAT

    I have a little friend who sprained her ankle in ballet last week, so I am going to surprise her with these bars for Halloween.

  49. Sara

    I’m not normally a pumpkin person, but these bars sound delicious. I’m about to roast my first spaghetti squash tomorrow, so I will have to make my next project roasting a pumpkin so I can make these treats!

  50. melissa najd

    Yum! Those look tasty. Was the clove taste strong?

  51. christina I.

    Pumpkin anything tastes great this time of year..thank for creating this wonderful site. I was recently diagnosed with celiac and had almost lost all hope for a decent sweet. Faith has been restored.

  52. Caroline Bull

    I cannot wait to make these!!!!! I’m so excited to be baking again – with some guidance!!!! I hope we get a pumpkin in our veggie box this week.

  53. debra

    lol… i’m totally digging the “serve naked” bit. hemp bags sound neat – i tried crocheting with hemp once but it didn’t turn out so great. not the hemp’s fault though, i’m just not so great at crochet. :D

  54. Kathy

    My husband brought home 6 pie pumpkins from the country when he went on a job there, These sound very easy and tasty! I’ll try em’ tommorrow

  55. Andi

    Anyone tried these with honey instead of agave? we don’t do agave. They look wonderful!

    • Britt

      Yep! It’s super yummy. I actually sub honey in all of Elana’s recipes because I am allergic to agave, and they always turn out beautifully. My recommendation is to use the lightest colored, clearest honey you can find so that the baked good isn’t overwhelmed by honey flavor. Unless that’s what you’re looking for, of course!!

  56. Jae

    Has anybody tried subbing eggs and almond flour? These look awesome but allergic to eggs & almonds! I may try experimenting when I find some motivation to venture down that road again! lol

  57. lisa @ kellys.org

    Your give-aways tempt me to leave comments even though I usually prefer to remain anonymous when I visit blogs! These pumpkin bars look delicious and I’m planning to try them with our sugar pumpkins after the halloween display.

    Thank you for the inspiring recipes.

  58. Diane Dailey

    I can’t wait to try these pumpkin bars! They look yummy. My 10 year old son is sure to try and eat the whole batch, he’s a pumpkin monster.

  59. Mia

    Thank you for the yummy pumpkin bar recipe! I am looking forward to giving it a try. I am thinking of making it with kabocha.

  60. Pagan Overton

    I cannot wait to make these on Halloween! Yummy baked good to go along with homemade spiced apple cider, yum! Also, those bags you are giving away look awesome, very interested in those!

  61. Karen

    Thank you! I was hoping for a nut flour based pumpkin recipe….besides the pumpkin pie from Beth’s blog…

    Now I have it. This will be my next treat! :^) Fall is definitely here!

  62. Edee

    Can’t wait to try these pumpkin bars! Have been wantin to make my own pumpkin puree for a long time!

  63. So excited to make these! Ivé been trying to find a good pumpkin gluten free recipe. Do you think egg replacer would work well with this recipe, or do you have any suggestions to make it egg free? Thanks so much Elana!

  64. Linda

    I can’t wait to try these…yum! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway too. :)

  65. Marsha

    I am new to Gluten Free and finding your website is an incredible find. I feel very fortunate to have found you. Thank you Elana for bringing in the sunshine! : )

  66. Chris & Kate @ JustLikeNone.com

    Will you keep trying for a share-able recipe for pumpkin scones? Please?! :)

  67. eileen

    Thanks for all of the great recipes!! And thanks for the giveaway. As someone who is interested in community gardening, this is perfect!

  68. Martha

    This looks like something that would work for us. I am just entering this world of gluten-free baking and cooking and am grateful for the inspiration.

  69. Kieran

    Wow this looks amazing! for the girl with not strong arms is there a way to soften the pumpkin/squash before you slice it?

  70. sas

    Hi Elana! I’m really getting into squashes of all kinds right now, since we’re getting an abundance in our weekly CSA! I haven’t made anything with pumpkin yet, but I’ve got my eye on your pumpkin custard and those tempting muffins…. these pumpkin bars look delish, although I’ll have to figure out a sub for the eggs, since I’m not doing those now….

  71. Joan Meador

    I had a can of pumpkin on my counter waiting to be used! I am going to make the Pumpkin Bars right now! Thanks.

  72. bobbi

    Yummy. These will be my kids after school snack today. :)

  73. Hallie @ Daily Bites @ hallieklecker.com

    Looks great! I have a lot of butternut squashes that need roasting, so I might try swapping in butternut puree for the pumpkin. Mmm…

  74. Beth

    These look so good.
    Coincidently, I have a pumpkin sitting on my counter that is saying “roast me”. I’ll happily oblige it this evening, and use it in this recipe.

  75. Rebecca

    Awesome! I was trying to figure out what to make for a good friend with Celiac at this Sunday’s Halloween party, and I think these bars will be great. Thank you!

  76. Barb

    These sound great although I wondered if you could substitute applesauce for some of the sugar source. I try to use low glycemic sugars as much as possible. What fo you think?

  77. Lisa Vance

    The pumpkin bars look delicious.. and a nice change from muffins and pies. I think I’ll give them a try.

  78. Monica Pelletier @ livingwithwellness.net

    I don’t have a food processor ( I know…who doesn’t have one, right?) so I guess I’ll try this out with a mixer. I’m over-run with pumpkins from our CSA and needed a new recipe idea!

  79. Melissa

    Can’t wait to try these, I have been wanting to make more bake goodies with pumpkin, so I have to try these. YUM!!!!

  80. Hilary

    looking forward to trying the recipe, and entering the contest!

  81. Amy Hajec

    My smile got bigger reading your recipe, and looking at the 11 pumpkins that line my kitchen wall.

  82. Amy Klein

    couldn’t be happier that I am getting these posts, I have a challenging birthday eater coming up and she’s been craving pumpkin, it would be nice to garnish it with a hemp bag as well.

  83. Jennifer R.

    I’d love to win your giveaway — thanks!
    And the pumpkin bars sound awesome — a definite must make at my house. I know my 3 kids will love them!

  84. Joanne

    I have three grand-daughters who like most young people today are very much aware of how important it is to ‘go green’. A gift of a hemp bag to each of them would be something I would like to do if I would win this prize. Thank you so much for all your advice and recipes in being gluten free. They too are following food allergy diets including gluen free and sugar free and more. Blessings, Joanne

  85. whitney @ sewtrashy.com

    What a yummy recipe! Perfect for fall.

  86. Emily

    This looks fantastic and I can’t wait to try it. This is my first time baking with fresh pumpkin and it’s easier than I thought it would be. I made the Pumpkin Pie muffins Sunday night and, well, they became my dinner that night and breakfast the next morning. I have a feeling that may be the fate of these bars.

  87. Stacy

    Sounds delicious! I just love pumpkin goodies! Thanks for all of your hard work and for sharing with us!

  88. Leah

    I love this time of year when all the pumpkin goodies come out again. Just found myself some pumpkin tea from TAZO and it is the perfect late afternoon drink.

  89. Elizabeth Brett

    I am absolutely making this when I when I get back from the laundro-mat (washing machine just broke). I have been craving these flavors!

  90. Graciela

    OMG! Those pumpkin bars look sooooooooo good!
    I’ll try them for my son. I’ll tell you how he reacts to them. He is a very picky teenager :)

  91. Bomama

    wondering if this would work with another gluten-free four if someone was allergic to almonds or nuts?bean flours or rice??would that work?how about corn?Thanks!

  92. Tracy W

    I just bought my first Cinderella Pumpkin of the season and cooked it up yesterday. It was so huge that I could only cook half of the pumpkin at a time. My preschooler and I made the pumpkin pie out of your cookbook last night, which was a HUGE hit at my house. My husband gobbled it up so fast and raved on and on about it! A few weeks ago I made your pumpkin pie muffins with a sugar pie pumpkin that I bought, which were also hugely popular at my house. And thank you for posting this recipe for the pumpkin bars. I absolutely can’t wait to try them! My preschooler know exactly what we’ll be doing after lunch……we’re just a little crazy about pumpkin at my house!

  93. Arleen

    Elana, I love your recipes. They are so simple to put together and always oh, so yummy! Can’t wait to try the Pumpkin Bars!

  94. Sharlene Schilling

    This looks wonderful, can’t wait to try this.

  95. Lynette

    This is my favorite time of year partly so that I can eat all of the wonderful pumpkins and squashes. I’m always looking for healthy delicious recipes to make the most of them!

  96. Rhonda from Baddeck

    I’m using roasted pumpkin (per your directions) — so how much of that is equal to “1/2 can” of (commercial) pumpkin? I’m assuming approximately 1 cup, but don’t want the batter to be too wet. I’ve made the pumpkin muffins twice so far (more tonight), and they’re delicious!

  97. Megan

    These look so delicious! Cannot wait to try out! Thanks so much for all your inspiration, Elana.

  98. robin

    While the pumpkin bars do look tempting, oddly enough I am not much of a pumpkin fan…I do however LOVE pumpkin ice cream. Ever since I was young, come Thanksgiving dinner everyone would be sitting around eating pumpkin pie (ewww!) & I’d be in the kitchen, scooping my pumpkin ice cream from our local hand-made ice cream store!!!!
    Have you experimented making a pumpkin ice cream? If so, I’d love the recipe…I’d also love those hemp bags.
    Thanks for all the inspiration!

  99. hope friese

    I’m making these tonight, thanks for the recipe!

  100. Amber

    ooh, can’t wait to try these! just really love how easy your recipes are. thanks so much!

  101. Katie

    Thanks for the Pumpkin recipies. I just bought a little more winter squash than I really know what to do with. My son is allergic to eggs but I think I’m going to try these out with ground flax seed.

  102. Sheila

    Your recipe is inspiring–I’m definitely going to try it. Years ago, when I could eat flour, I used to make pumpkin-chocolate chip-cranberry-walnut muffins and wow, were they good. I’ve just seen cranberries come into our grocery store, and started dreaming about those muffins. Now, I’m inspired to add a few cranberries, chocolate chips, and chopped walnuts to your recipe. I’ll let you know how it goes!

  103. Those look delicious – I’ll be making them soon! And the bags are a great giveaway!

  104. jessica hyatt


    Being a “newbie” in the gluten and dairy free world I wanted to express my appreciation for all you have done! i stumbled across your site and have found your ideas and recipes wonderful inspiring! You have made a difference in my life right now!

  105. Robyn M

    my daughter is a HUGE pumpkin fan, we’ll be making these soon! ps i’d love to win!

  106. Kicking Carbs to the Curb @ kickingcarbs.blogspot.com

    Yum! I would add cranberries, bet that would go over nicely with that recipe.

    What do you do with hemp bags? I am clueless.


  107. Tereva Paris

    Yum, I’m going to run downstairs and whip up a batch of these bars right away. Thanks for the recipe Elana!

  108. These look delicious. I need to try it!

  109. Barbara

    I’m going to try these bars today, and probably add nuts. Is there a substitution ratio going from using almond flour to using coconut flour. I would love to start using coconut flour as it is much easier to find in the stores. Thanks for all your great recipes.

  110. Sarah

    I bet these would be yummy with a cream cheese frosting to dress them up for company.

  111. The bars look amazing! Just this evening I was walking around the supermarket looking at the pumpkins and contemplating whether or not I should buy some. At that point, I couldn’t come up with what to bake – now I know!
    Can’t wait for the recipe for pumpkin ice cream!

  112. Our farm box is loading us up with winter squash, can’t wait to use them for this recipe.

  113. Stephanie

    Tis the season and I’ve got plenty of pumpkin to go around. The giveaways sound useful and interesting. Count me in.

  114. Lisa Graham

    These pumpkin bars sound great! I would love to try them as written but also to try them with almond butter instead of the almond flour. I just love the gluten free brownie recipe that you put out that uses almond butter! Worth a try!

  115. Mindi Ellicock

    I’ve been looking for something easy and yummy for all these pumpkins we have. This looks perfect! I can’t wait to try it.

  116. Tara

    Hi Elana. I am always looking for new pumpkin recipes! Tis’ the season. Thank you :)

  117. emily

    Thank you for posting this, (as well as 10 steps to pumpkin puree), I made them this afternoon, my first time using a real pumpkin… AMAZING!!

  118. Renee

    Just made them and they are delicious! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  119. Mary

    I LOVE pumpkin baked goods! <3 This will be the next one I try. I already made your pumpkin pie muffins (using flax instead of eggs) and they were yumma yumma!!

  120. kathy

    I was just looking for a new pumpkin bar recipe – decided to see if you had one and viola, it was staring me in face when I opened your site. Now I know I will make these tomorrow!

  121. Karen F

    I’ve been eating lots of (savoury) butternut squash lately. Now you’ve tempted me with this sweet treat. Thanks for your beautiful blog and giveaways, Elana.

  122. Maria Margarita

    I’ve already made two batches of these (that’s how good they are). With the first batch I followed the recipe all except the the spice part, I added about a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice from trader joes instead of each individual spice. The second batch was full of add ins, walnuts and dark chocolate chips. These were also amazing, personally I liked the plain ones better. This is a MUST try recipe if you like pumpkin.

  123. Theresa Picoriello

    Hi Elana,first, this pumpkin bar recipe looks so yummy! i will be making it soon! I have been a fan of yours for some time now. I have you’re cookbook,(Gluten-Free Almond Flour) I LOVE IT!!! you have simplified gluten free cooking for me as well as many others. my hat’s off to you. keep up the great work. your site has become an addiction to me. i check it out everyday!!!! Thank-you Sincerely, Theresa P.

  124. Stefanie P

    I was just searching for a new GF pumpkin goodie to make for my youngest’s fall party — 3 of 24 kids have Celiac (my son included). I bet these will be a hit with everyone — going to add choc chips, too!

  125. Zoe

    I actually made these (looking at the comments everyone is promising to but hasn’t got round to it). My mixture looked a bit sloppy so i added some fine oats to bulk it up along with some pumpkin seeds. I didn’t have quite enough agarve so had to use a couple of teaspoons of honey as well. The mixture didn’t rise much but the resulting albeit flat cake was moist, light and tasty. Should make a handy pre-run breakfast for those mid-week runs.

  126. Cheryl

    Thank you so much for this! I can’t wait to try this out this Thanksgiving! =)

  127. Amy

    Pumpkin bars…very clever! I love pumpkin in the fall, and will have to try these.
    Thanks for this blog, I love the good food, your candor and the beautiful pictures! It’s refreshing to have a grain free blog that offers so many nourishing and delicous baked goods. I make your coconut flour chocolate cupcakes at least twice a month. A girl needs her chocolate fix, ya know? ;)

  128. Victoria Gabrielle

    Hi Elana,
    I stumbled across your site from google looking for gluten and sugar free recipes. So glad I found you! I’ve just recently started on my gf/sf journey, not because of allergies, but because of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Nothing else has worked better at relieving my symptoms than this radical change in my diet. There’s so many more of us out there than I realized…and doing a beautiful job blogging about it to boot! You’re definitely at the top of my list now, and I really appreciate all the experimenting you do to come up with such wonderful recipes. You’ve made my life (and countless others I’m sure) so much easier. Thanks so much!

  129. sharon

    These bars look sooo good. I love all things pumpkin…cant wait to try them

  130. Brenda Berry

    These look wonderful! For those of you a bit intimidated by roasting pumpkins, its VERY easy if you just let it be! I grow them, and roast them whole, by just washing them and chucking them in the oven (I cook in a solar oven, but you can do them in a regular oven at 300 for about 2 hours, or until a fork pierces it easily. Once cooked, its easy to slice the pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds and fiberous bits with a spoon, then scoop out the pulp. (You can get more of the pulp close to the skin if you do this while the pumpkin is still very hot) There is no need to try to cut through a hard pumpkin before roasting-just cook it whole-super easy! If you have a slow cooker, you can also do it in that if the pumpkin will fit. Freshly roasted pumpkin has MUCH more flavor than canned…worth the extra effort. For something like these wonderful bars, they sure would be nice with fresh pumpkin!

  131. Meredith Chamorro

    I’ve been eating lots of pumpkin, too. Can’t wait to try these bars!!!!

  132. Barbara

    I made them last night and they were very good. I added walnuts. They are moist and flavorful. Thanks.

  133. Shanna Pace

    Making these right now! I can’t find an organic pumpkin anywhere so used organic canned pumpkin BOOOOO!! I am certain they will still be delish despite the canned pumpkin ;-) Thanks Elana!

  134. I just made these and have to say I LOVE them. I don’t have a gluten intolerance, but I just had to make them. They are so indulgent you would never think they were healthy! thank you!

  135. Sharifa

    I am making this as we speak but I am using sweet potato instead of pumpkin..crossing my fingers;)

  136. Jeanne Marie

    I went out and bought some pie pumpkins, from one of our local organic farms, just to make these!! They look delicious and I can’t wait to make them!

  137. mindy

    If it wasn’t 1:40 a.m. ~ I’s start baking this now ! I very much appreciate PUMPKIN recipes … thank you.

  138. My gluten-free pumpkin cookies flopped…can’t wait to try these bars instead! And thanks for offering the giveaway.

  139. My daughter is always famished after her swim team practice. Each week I bake her hearty, nutritious bars for her to inhale after a hard swim. This week I made your pumpkin bars. She gave them two enthusiastic thumbs up. I doubled your recipe and reduced the agave a little. Turned out wonderful! Thanks Elana.

  140. Erin

    Pumpkin bars are a huge hit at my house!!!! Easy and delicious!

  141. Made them with maple syrup instead of agave but I also have to say that the word that comes to mind to describe them is… addictive. I am afraid I will gobble the whole batch down by myself.

  142. Rin

    Elana, another delicious recipe!! Fall is my favorite time of year and I love love love anything with pumpkin in it! Although, I think I would change the name to Pumpkin Pudding Bars (I don’t know if this was due to the fact that I substituted the eggs for 2 T ground flaxseed and 6 T hot water….stir well and let sit til thick and stir well again….or perhaps our oven is off, either way it was DELICIOUS). They were a hit, none leftover from last night! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

  143. these look good enough to serve to my non-GF friends. I’m hosting a party, and have a mix of people coming and I’m always looking for seasonal favorites that are delicious enough to serve to guests. I’m also glad to have found your site and noticed that the reason my almond flour creations were not turning out was because of the brand not my baking in general. I will have to order some better baking almond flour.

  144. Trish Lopez

    I love the pumpkin pie muffins and these pumpkin bars look absolutely delectable – can’t wait to make them! Thank you so, so much for all the great recipes. You’ve literally changed my life. My husband and I started a diet free of gluten, casein, sugar, corn, peanuts and soy several months ago due to medical reasons. The first few weeks were miserable. I’d always “cooked” with instant and pre-packaged foods so I had no idea what to do. Our food was so austere and bland that I’d decided we’d never enjoy a meal or have a yummy snack again. I found your site in a desperate search for ideas and now your recipes are the basis of my entire menu plan. I actually enjoy cooking with real ingredients and love that not only is our food delicious and satisfying, it’s healty and good for us. A million thanks and much love for all you do! By the way – I’m giving out all natural, no sugar added fruit leathers for Halloween (my second choice – toothbrushes was my first choice too).

  145. Daphie

    I’m looking forward to making these. I was looking for something like this and it sounds like it will be delicious.

  146. Ana

    Oh my goodness! Delicious! I’ve actually made two batches in a matter of hours since my kids devoured them. They had no idea they were actually good for them. I used canned pumpkin and the texture was great-house smelt nummy and wow! I also used a substitute for the agave, trying to watch my carbs, and so I used a Xylitol syrup and it was perfect! We served ours with stevia sweetened whipped cream. Love em! Thanks for helping us welcome in the fall! xo

  147. MoniCue

    Bags that can also be used IN the fridge? That would be so useful!

  148. Kristin

    i’ve made these twice now and can’t keep them long enough for the older kids to get any! Can these be frozen?

  149. Sue

    Yum! I made these this morning and they were very tasty. I used acorn squash and a bit more than half the amount of sweetening in the form of honey. I’m glad I tested them before putting them out for the kids though, or I’d not have gotten any!

  150. Leona

    Oh, these look so good! I’m going to have to try them very soon. I, too, love baking with pumpkin. The fall just makes me want to be in the kitchen, and the kids have been begging me to make something pumpkin because they love it too! I will have to see how an egg substitute works though, as my middle child doesn’t do well with them.
    Thanks again!

  151. Ana

    I made these tonight and they were delish! I am aslo going to save the left over roasted pumpkin and make something else. Thanks for the recipe!

  152. Judy

    I will be using sweet potato instead of some type of squash. This recipe looks good. Thanks.

  153. Jenny Eliuk

    Made these tonight using ground almonds in lieu of the flour since I had it on hand, and these were divine! They had almost a bread pudding flavour to them. Served with organic fresh whipped cream and organic raspberries… mmmm. My only complaint is that the pan ought to be 500% bigger! We’ll finish this all tonight… yum, thank you for sharing this recipe! Looking forward to trying it with flour next time.

  154. S. Carter

    I was so excited to see this recipe as it is very similar to an old family recipe for pumpkin bundt cake. I made this tonight and it was delicious!! I added 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips and as I was short on time I used canned pumpkin puree from Whole Foods. The taste was great and I will definitely be making this for Thanksgiving. It was yummy with whipped cream. I think cream cheese frosting would also work well. Thank you Elena!!!

  155. Trudi Hastings

    I’m going to fool all my Halloween party guests, they aren’t getting a lick of gluten or sugar! I’m just going to sit back and see if they even notice…

  156. Valerie

    I made these last night, I used 1/4 cup pure maple syrup for sweetener instead of the Agave, and also added 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips. Fabulous! Thank you for the recipe, this will be a keeper in our home!

  157. I have these baking in the oven now:) Thank you!

  158. Natalie Calabretta

    I love pumpkin anything.:) I subed allspice instead of nutmeg because I don’t like it. They are light, fluffy and moist. Perfect with tea in the morning! Thanks for leaving all these great recipes.

  159. Hi.I just found your blog and love it…please enter me for the giveaway!Thanks!

  160. Heidi

    These look great. I love pumpkin anything and these will top my weekend baking. I happily have 4 pumpkins from the co-op begging to be used.
    I would love the hemp bags!
    So great for the bulk bins. I enjoyed the info on storing produce on their website as well.

  161. Cindy Richmond

    Just found this wonderful site. Beautifully set up with clear concise directions and nice pictures! Thank you for this information. Can’t wait to try roasting my organically grown pie pumpkins, to use in one of the recipes.

  162. Laurie @ beryllina.com

    These are great! Would taste really yummy with some raisins added, too. Thanks Elana for all the wonderful recipes!

  163. Tracy

    This is a wonderful recipe! We thought that putting cream cheese frosting on it would be good, but it actually turned out too sweet. You just don’t need that extra topping! We’ll try whipped cream like you suggested next time!

  164. Just made these this afternoon and they are DIVINE. I thought I would leave a comment, because I was out of eggs and used 1 scoop of egg white protein powder + 1/4 cup water instead. Worked great. Probably even could have just used 1/2 a scoop and less water. Let’s just hope I don’t eat the whole pan before my son wakes up from his nap ;)

  165. Amy

    I have a big can of pumpkin puree to use up today and I’ve been scouring the internet for gluten-free recipes – this is perfect!

  166. Cora

    Just made this recipe, and it tastes amazing! Just like pumpkin pie filling…the only change I made is I use 1/2c. coconut flour and 1/2c. almound flour instead of all almond flour. Came out very moist and my picky eater son loves it! Thanks

  167. Sabrina

    Made these today, and just ate two. REALLY a challenge not to eat the entire pan – so delicious!!

  168. Sheryl

    I look forward to trying this since I just acquired several squash today. Do you ever experiment with egg free in addition to gluten and dairy free? I seem to struggle to make anything edible these days but my guy is such a good sport…just add chocolate chips and top with sunflower butter and he will eat it!

  169. meg

    just popped these into the oven! can’t wait to taste them! so easy too.

  170. aziza

    I made your pumpkin muffin and they were so goooood!!
    I will try to make these bars this week.

    Thank you again for sharing these wonderful recipe

  171. Thank you for this recipe. My daughter’s Waldorf pre-K was making pumpkin cookies and apple sauce for their mellow Halloween celebration. I brought your recipe to the teacher and she made ‘em up for the kids and they were a big hit along with the homemade apple sauce from apples brought in by the kids. They also helped the teachers get the pulp from the pumpkins. Love your recipes.

  172. Sue

    Dear Elena,

    yesterday I found your recipe on “The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen” and immediately tried it out. I put the dough into a muffin form, and they turned out just great! I had to substitute the recipe with rice sirup and tigernut flour, but that had no impact on their delicousness! Thanks so much for sharing!

  173. Meghan (Making Love In The Kitchen) @ meghantelpnerblog.com

    Beautiful recipe. Loving all the fall goodies and pumpkin joy you are sharing of late!

  174. Heather S.

    Love your recipes. I went Paleo/Primal in the Spring and have found I do have a problem with gluten and refined sugar. Your recipes have been a blessing. Not missing the old baked goods with recipes like these. Thanks and keep them coming.

  175. Jess

    Made these last weekend for a Halloween party at my CrossFit gym. Everyone absolutely loved them and is begging me for the recipe. Wondering if you would mind if I posted your recipe on our gym’s blog?

  176. Maryam Webster @ maryamwebster.com/blog

    Elana, these are wonderful! I realized when I read the recipe, though it was nearing 2am, that I had all the ingredients, So I baked, using pre-prepared butternut squash. I had to amend spices and sweetener to much heavier doses as butternut is a very light delicate flavor, not at all the robustness of a good sugar pumpkin. Nonetheless, I could not be more pleased.

    The bars turned out sort of like a very light and fluffy omelette, in that the egg forms the netting gluten ordinarily would in a wheat flour bar, binding the bar together. I made an icing for them I’d like to share as we’re watching our weight while eating gluten-free and as healthily and as we’re foodie cooks – gourmet as possible.

    Applesauce Spice Cake Icing

    1 cup Greek (strained) yogurt
    1/2 cup applesauce
    1/4t. cinnamon
    2 drops vanilla essence
    agave or stevia to taste

    Beat all to smoothness and return mixture to refrigerator until stiff. Can spread either while just made, or when mix stiffens to provide a thicker coating. And on the stevia question, I like Truvia best for baked goods.

    I topped the pumpkin bars with this icing, then sprinkled with cinnamon and garnished with slivered almonds and roasted pumpkin seeds. They were heavenly! Thanks so much for this recipe, which will be added to my family’s fall lineup of healthy dessert treats. Now I can finally clean the kitchen and go to bed – curiosity satisfied!

  177. I think that your pumpkin “trance” is contagious because I most definitely have it now! I made your pumpkin muffins. Then a few days later, I roasted another pumpkin to make these delicious bars that my family thoroughly enjoyed. With my leftover pumpkin, I cooked up some (in my opinion) tasty short ribs and pumpkin puree in my slow cooker. I’ve never cooked so much pumpkin before.
    Can’t wait to see what you come up with next : )

  178. Monica Pelletier

    Used maple syrup instead and a mixer because I still don’t have a food processor. Super yummy! Will need to be made again for Thanksgiving.

  179. Jenna

    Mmm!! I am so grateful to you for these, Elana! I made them on Halloween and served them with your cream cheese frosting! My husband (who is not gluten free and is a lover of sweets) is just as addicted to these as I am! I’ve been hearing the tinfoil on the pan rattle at all hours of the day only to find him standing in the kitchen with another Pumpkin Bar on his plate and a smile on his face! I’m gonna have to make another batch if I want any! :) Thank you for the recipe!!


  180. Gerri

    Elena, I cannot thank you enough for all of your wonderful recipes! Since I started to eat Gluten Free it’s been a challenge to find food that will satisfy my non-GF family. When I make things from your cookbook it’s always a success!! My favorite recipes of yours are the Carrot Kugel (but I don’t have a Vitamix, so I had to use just a regular blender). Recently I’ve been making your Pumpkin Bars!!! They have been incredibly popular! Thank you again for the wonderful work you do!!!

  181. mindy

    My favourite recipe~ made with the Vitamix ~ from Elana’s Pantry ~ is the Butternut Squash soup. It is SO simple. I add quinoa – b/c I need the extra protein & toasted cumin seed – for digestion….& a sprinkle of coconut on top, upon serving.

  182. Andrea

    Pumpkin Ice Cream looks delicious! I don’t have a blender, and really really need this one!

  183. Billie Jo @ justlivingwater.com

    I love fall and all the wonderful recipes. These pumpkin bars are the easiest to make and are Yummy. I used a blender because I don’t have a Vita mixer. I made two batches in one day because my daughter brought over her baking pan for me to fill. I believe the biggest compliment for the pumpkin bars were from my 9 year old granddaughter who took the bars to school for lunch. She was given an opportunity to have a piece of candy but she said no thank you, I have yummy pumpkin bars to eat in my lunch. How Cool!! Thank you Elana for your recipes!!!

  184. Dotti

    The Almond Power Bars were a hit at my place and at work….Delicious and satisfying. Thank you for this site …I make quite a few of your recipes….

  185. lisa ham

    love love love the pumpkin soup

  186. Sheila

    I made your yummy bars with the addition of 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup fresh whole cranberries, and 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (all added at the end after the food processing stage) and I decreased the agave to 1/4 cup. They were fabulous! Thank you!!

  187. Sandy Minnich

    I use it to make squash soup, I love it.

  188. Alycia

    How fun to come across your site on this rainy Sunday afternoon! I was just thinking about making pumpkin bread and wondering how to cook fresh pumpkin for it. Thanks for this recipe.
    A note about Agave. I have food allergies, hypoglycemia and sensitive digestion. It seemed like agave didn’t work too well for me and I emailed and asked Linda Page, author of “Healthy Healing” about it. Her assistant wrote back and informed me that although agave works better than refined sugar for a lot of people, it is very processed. So I stick with maple syrup and usually cut the amount of sweetness that recipes call for.
    Also I have added some cooked butternut squash to my favorite pancake recipe and it was moist and delicious!

  189. Mary

    Made this last night with egg replacer and honey. I also added an eighth of a cup more of almond flour – mostly because I though the batter was a little bit too runny and i was afraid of pudding bars.
    They turned out perfect!! They were requested again for tonight’s dessert so I’m going to try it with flax or chia. I’ll let you know

  190. Bomama

    Made them this morning for my kids.They turned out beautifully even though I had to mix by hand.Yummy!My kids thought they were carrot because of the bright orange color of the pumpkin and were suspicious, but ate them quietly and all off what I gave them!
    True, they are addictive!!Next up apple cake…..

  191. carrie

    This was my first recipe with almond flour, but they didn’t turn out nearly as good as they looked. They were too chewy and not moist at all. Maybe I cooked them too long! I will try again…

  192. Rachel

    I tried these out one day when I had leftover pumpkin and I was frustrated with some of the GF baking recipes I was trying. These bars were a gift!! It was so delicious we ate then within hours I and made it again the next day. Thanks so much! I’m going to buy your book right away!

  193. Toni

    So I’ve made these couple of timesand they are incredible. This last time I substituted 1/2 cup applesauce for the eggs to make them vegan. They needed to cook a tad longer, but yumm-o.

  194. Melissa

    i may not have access to almond flour here in Cape Town, South Africa (any other flours you can recommend). We do have lots of other alternative flours but not sure i have seen almond.

  195. I have these baking in my oven right now!!! Another 10 minutes to go and they smell wonderful! :)
    Only changes to Elana’s recipe is I used grade B Maple Syrup instead of agave and I added 2 tablespoons of butter.

  196. I made these for a family gathering this weekend and everyone LOVED them! They were perfect! Thank you for this recipe. I will be making them again, many times over. :D


  197. christine vernon @ mercer-vernon.com

    i’m on my third batch of these. i reduced the agave to 1/4 because it was too sweet for me. but yum. light and cakey. i was completely surprised the first time i made these. completely delicious.

  198. Melanie

    These pumpkin bars are SO simple to make and are delicious. Definitely pack your alomond flour when making this recipe to get the best consistency on your bars.

  199. Jeanette

    I made a version of these yesterday using roasted butternut squash and dark maple syrup and I substituted cloves with allspice. They were absolutely delicious. My husband and I had them last night for dessert. There’s only a small piece left this afternoon. Thanks for this easy and tasty recipe. You’re my kind of gluten-free cook!

  200. Kat Duvall @ thelivingcafe.com

    This recipes is Awesome and I couldn’t find any Almond flour so i used Buckwheat flour instead. Does anyone know if buckwheat has gluten.

    The kids love love love these:()

  201. Mary L

    This was the second recipe I have tried. It was so good and was eaten as dessert and for breakfast the next morning. We used roasted butternut squash and I used honey instead of agave. Can’t wait to see what I make next!

  202. Tyler

    Yumm! these look and sound great! I wonder if I used banana instead of pumpkin if I’d turn out with a lovely banana bread?

  203. anonymous

    Wow, these are looking absolutely delicious! I love how you came up with your own recipe and managed to make it look amazing. I think someone creative like you would enjoy watching Extreme Chef where the contestants find a way to cook meals under the most difficult conditions http://www.facebook.com/pages/Extreme-Chef/195324160502642

  204. LesWilis

    This turned out fantastic (and I seldom cook or bake)! If you served it to wheat-eaters, they would never know that it’s gluten-free, let alone grain-free. The almond flour gives it moisture and cohesion, so it doesn’t crumble as easily as most gluten-free baked goods. Used banana in place of pumpkin on my third batch. I grind raw almonds in a coffee grinder to make almond flour. It’s not blanched, but turns out fine.

  205. Staci

    I just had a pumpkin bread failure and i’m determined to make something that tastes good with pumpkin in it this fall!! thank you

  206. Devon @FastFoodie @ devoncrosbyhelms.com

    After a long day of running, I was feeling like I wanted a dessert this evening. The problem is, I am paleo right now and avoiding sugar. I had your blog up and came across these bars which was perfect since I had pumpkin in the fridge. I decided to make the bars, sub the agave out for more pumpkin & add a few drops of stevia. Results, they held together and tasted great. I was really pleased how the turned out and can only imagine that the agave would notch them up another level.

    I am looking forward to trying your paleo bread soon!

  207. Ann

    I made these tonight, with the sub of grade B maple syrup for the agave. Deeelish! My first almond-flour-only baked good, and it’s a lovely one.

  208. Maureen James

    Perfect !! I was just looking for a pumpkin recipe. I will be making this today.

  209. SamMonks

    My Pumpkin is baking now… can’t wait to make these!!!

  210. Nessa @ card-girl.com

    I just made these, and they are DELICIOUS! My boys loved them, and I love that they are a healthy treat. Thanks!

  211. These are the absolute best – whether you need gluten-free or not. I double the cinnamon and add chopped walnuts and dark chocolate chunks. Everyone loves these! Thanks for the awesome recipe.

  212. Marisa

    I’ve been itching to make these and finally did tonight after my roommates and I devoured your pumpkin loaf recipe over a two day span! Like the loaf, these did not disappoint, Elana! Thank you! I wouldn’t even have this profusion of freshly roasted pumpkin to play around with had I not followed your directions.

    P.S. – I am the only one of my four roommate with celiacs or any food allergy for that matter and they have loved every single recipe I have made courtesy of your posts! I am a law student and baking is my therapeutic break.

    Big thanks for all the unique and delicious recipes and happy autumn!


  213. Stephanie Steele

    Delicious Pumpkin Bar recipe! I am new to your website. As a natural foods eater and advocate and vegetarian I love Elana’s Pantry and will return. Thank you for the amazing work you do!

  214. miko matsumura @ miko.com

    This recipe is exciting… I am trying it with a kabocha pumpkin, with way more pumpkin, splenda and I added lemon juice

    we’ll see how it turns out…

    I toasted the pumpkin seeds and sprinkled those and cinnamon on top… so far it looks like it’s going to be delicious…


  215. Lara

    I made these today, and they are awesome!! I have tried to find many a replacement for pumpkin bars without success…and now I have!! THANK YOU:)

  216. Soniya

    These are are so good!
    For anyone who is curious about nutrition facts…
    I cut up one batch into nine bars.
    One bar has about 165 calories and 6g protein.

  217. Loes

    Wow!!!! These pumpkin bars/cake are delicious!!
    I made these yesterday en they are so good…very light en sweet and a little bit spicy..
    My son, 5 years old, loved it!!
    Thanks for the recipe..
    greetings Loes from the Netherlands..:-)

  218. Karen

    Made these last night. They are really quick and easy to make and the whole faily enjoyed them:)

  219. Terry R

    These look delicious. I’m thinking maple frosting, too… Will look to see if you have a maple frosting recipe on the site.. Thank you!

  220. Audrey

    Thank you for your wonderful site!

  221. Audrey

    Thank you for your recipes!

  222. I made these and they were a big hit. I used about 2/3rd cup honey because that is what I had and it was great. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  223. Jeannie

    I was a little nervous to try this new GF recipe since I had company coming over and I’m used to just whipping up the good ol high sugar high gluten version! BUT I took the risk and it was AMAZING! SO moist and delicious, I will never go back to the old version! Thank you for sharing this delicious alternative :)

  224. annazmom

    I’m in a baking mood today. Just what I was looking for. Great for lunches, too! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes!

  225. Jamie

    I just made these as a fall treat and they are FABULOUS!!!! So easy (I love that you can just whip them up in the food processor. Baked for 33 minutes and they are soft and moist! These are going to become a staple in our house because they’re so healthy!

  226. Elana

    I may just have to try these because I was looking for pumpkin recipes and you have the same name as me :)

  227. claudia

    With pumpkin and squash season upon us, I just had to mention my autumn riff on Elana’s banana cake. I used a puree of kabocha and pears, seasoned with chai spices (including cardamon) for a friend’s birthday. The birthday girl declared it my best cake ever–gluten-free or not!

  228. Kristen

    Wonderful recipe, I was not sure what to expect from the batter, but they baked up flawlessly. I subbed 1/4 cup of maple syrup for the agave. Making a second batch for my mom now.

  229. Eme

    I just made these for our thanksgiving dessert, DELISH! I doubled the recipe and made it in a 7×11 Pyrex, still took 35 minutes. I also substituted the agave for 1/2 honey and 1/2 coconut sugar. I am going to serve it topped with a scoop of coconut milk vanilla ice cream. Who said gluten free & dairy free was no fun ;-). Love your blog, oh yeah, my stuffing is made with your Paleo bread too.

  230. Frederica Christ

    Thank you, thank you for a great recipe. We are newbies at gluten free cooking and finding recipes that don’t use a lot of starches – and taste good and turn out and don’t use a bunch of expensive ingredients are a treasure. This is yummy.

  231. Amy

    I had some frozen pumpkin purée in the freezer that I wanted to use so I gave this a whirl. Used my own almond flour and 2 T of organic grade b maple syrup instead. It turned out marvelously. Every recipe of yours that I have tried has been amazing! Thanks again Elana, I can’t get enough of your creations.

  232. Stacy

    These bars are AMAZING!!!!! The only bad thing I can say about them is that I could eat the whole entire pan!!!! I have just recently learned I have several food sensitivities. I would eat these over wheat flour based bars. They are good!!!! WARNING!!!! You will want to eat them all!!!!

  233. Tyree

    I am excited to try these, no grains in our diet make it difficult to make an occasional treat. I will be trying several of these recipes. Thank you for using everyday items and not weird filler stuff! Thanks again!

  234. April

    These pumpkin bars look fabulous! I am wondering if I could substitute the agave for coconut sugar???

  235. Julia @ N/A

    I LOVE your desserts!!! Good gluten free baking is hard to find and these PUMPKIN BARS are amazing!! I am dairy free as well so I found a can of coconut cream, got the can very cold from the refrigerator, then whipped it with my hand mixers (I added a few sprinkles of raw evaporated cane sugar). Decadent!! Thanks for your great recipes:)

  236. Daphne

    Just wondering if I can use a kitchen aid for the recipes that call for a food processor. The food processor that I do have, isn’t quite big enough to put all the ingredients in.

  237. Laurie

    I just made this and it turned out really great! I used honey instead of agave, but I reduced the amount to 1/4 cup. I added 2 Tblspns of almond milk just in case it needed more moisture. Yum!

  238. V

    I love your recipes! It’s great to make healthy treats for the family that I can also eat too! For the pumpkin bars, I used an organic canned pumpkin puree–(BPA free can.) I use 1/2 the sweetener, as I do in most of the recipes and add in 1-2 tbsp. of almond milk to create a similar consistency. So far so good. Since I decrease the amount of sweetener by half, I also have to decrease the salt 1/2. The bars were moist, just sweet enough–perfect!

  239. AnnaG

    I know that you first posted this 3 years ago :) but we just made these yesterday — wonderful, pumpkin-y, spicy flavor — so easy and delicious!

  240. Pauline Rosenberg

    The pumpkin mixture did not rise uniformly. It sunk in the middle. The only change I made was to add some chocolate chunks. Any comments? Should I have used more baking soda?

  241. I made these bars to use with the pumpkin bread pudding and it came out so moist and tasty. I don’t like a lot of “sweet” so I replaced the agave with honey and cut it down to 1/4c and added 2t molasses. I had to bake it for 35 minutes. Thanks for such a great recipe!

  242. Elizabeth Myrick @ Yahoo

    Going to try the pumpkin bars today. See how my brother likes them for his lunch tomorrow. Thank you.

  243. Juliette

    I tried it this afternoon. Soooooo good! That’s an easy and Healthy bar! Thank you very much for all your recipes!

  244. jami lowe

    these are Delicious! this is the first time i made pumpkin puree instead of using a can and it was so easy! i’m going to add cranberry’s and walnuts nuts next time. yummy!

  245. Cindy

    I made these last night with butternut squash! They were delicious!! :) They taste so much better than pumpkin bars made with white flour, and white sugar! Bravo!

  246. Lori

    Just made these today and they are excellent. Making a second batch now and adding chocolate bits :)

  247. Jess Lamson

    These look great! I might make them today, possibly with the addition of some chocolate!

  248. Patty vazquez @ gravatar.com/pattylp78

    this look delicious making this today for sure :-)

  249. Look yummy…think I’ll make this afternoon!

  250. I’m making these right now. I think they’d be good with chocolate chips, but my daughter ate all my dark chocolate chips.

  251. Liz Coughlin

    Made these tonight and didn’t want to have leftover pumpkin so I used the whole can and increased the other ingredients (ie… three eggs, more spices and almond flour). Oh, I used both agave and honey. It turned out great and as everyone has commented…they are so delicious, you could eat the whole pan in one sitting!

  252. andrea

    I am frugal, so I used half the honey and a little more freshly roasted pumpkin and they were perfectly delish!

  253. B

    These were very good! I put in a little pumpkin pie spice instead of nutmeg. I have quite a sweet tooth & I even think it would be good even without the full amount of honey in it. I topped with some homemade cream cheese frosting & it was just what it needed! My daughter loved them.

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