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!