Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bites are the perfect seasonal fall dessert high in fiber and low in sugar.
Yes, it’s already happening… pumpkin has made it’s way into my kitchen.
Fall makes me giddy for a plethora of reasons. The weather is perfectly mild in Charleston (and in New York City, where I once lived) and baking with pumpkin is perhaps my favorite ingredient to work with in the kitchen.
Pumpkin is a great source of fiber and easy to work with when it comes to baking because it adds moisture and natural sweetness.
As a dietitian, I love that pumpkin is a great source of beta carotene, an antioxidant that is good for our skin and the precursor to vitamin A, which is important for eye health and immunity.
These dark chocolate chip pumpkin bars are made with oat and whole wheat flour so they are loaded with fiber and those good B vitamins that support digestion and metabolism.
Pumpkin add it’s own natural sweetness but a little coconut sugar makes these bars perfectly sweet.
Enjoy these for dessert or for a little seasonal mid day pick me up. If you make these, be sure to tag me on Instagram!
Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bites
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1.5 cup oat flour
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine oat flour, whole wheat flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon until you achieve a uniform mixture.
- Add pumpkin, apple sauce and coconut oil. Combine until you achieve a uniform batter.
- Fold in dark chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into a parchment paper lined 8 x 8 pan.
- Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
- Allow to cool before slicing and serving.
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