Sunday, February 17, 2013

Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Bars

These bars are great for breakfast, or warmed up for dessert. I really don't have much more to say about them besides the fact that they are yummy... OH! And that I sneaked some chia seeds into this mix - so it makes them even more magical.



Chocolate Pumpkin Bars
by Sarah Farsh February 17, 2013
  • 1 1/2 cup stone ground, whole wheat flour
  • 1 can pure pumpkin puree (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened, cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup ground raw almonds (optional)
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg ginger, clove mix)
  • 5 dates, chopped
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt

Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease your pan of choice. In a bowl, mix together flower, cocoa powder, chia seeds, (almonds), dates, spices, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add pumpkin, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Mix together well. Poor mixture into baking pan, and bake for 45min. 

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