Paleo Pumpkin Bars

Paleo Pumpkin Bars
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Paleo Pumpkin Bars

Elana Amsterdam

Paleo Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin season is my favorite time of year. When the days get shorter, the nights cool and crisp, I indulge in my fascination with those odd-shaped, brightly colored vegetables known as winter squash.

Pumpkin is a type of winter squash, and I use a variety of winter squash in my pumpkin recipes. For these Paleo Pumpkin Bars I chose roasted acorn squash, though you could just as easily select sugar pumpkin (a smaller, denser, tastier version of the more ubiquitous pumpkins used for jack-o'-lanterns), kabocha, butternut, buttercup, carnival, or delicata, with fabulous results.

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Note: This recipe was not designed nor tested with canned pumpkin; you will need to make significant adjustments if you decide to experiment with this ingredient, as it is far more watery than roasted pumpkin or winter squash.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In the bowl of a food processor, combine the coconut flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Pulse in the eggs, pumpkin, honey, and oil until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand. Transfer the batter to an 8-by-8-inch glass baking dish. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Let cool and serve.


Calories per serving:

198 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 22 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 12 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 253 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 68 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 1 µg
  • Vitamin B-12, added 1 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin D 17 IU
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg
  • Calcium, Ca 12 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 4 µg
  • Carotene, beta 16 µg
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Choline, total 3 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 2 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 7 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 1 g
  • Folate, DFE 94 µg
  • Folate, food 4 µg
  • Folate, total 65 µg
  • Folic acid 53 µg
  • Iron, Fe 4 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 37 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 13 mg
  • Niacin 2 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 44 mg
  • Phytosterols 5 mg
  • Potassium, K 78 mg
  • Retinol 66 µg
  • Selenium, Se 3 µg
  • Sodium, Na 281 mg
  • Starch 8 g
  • Sucrose 3 g
  • Sugars, total 8 g
  • Water 24 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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