yup, i jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon… Pumpkin Banana Spice Bars!

well, thanks to wordpress sucking, i am now writing this recipe up for the 3rd time. that must mean that it is a really awesome recipe, otherwise i just would have flipped off the computer screen and gone back to eating delicious dairy free ice cream. ah the joys of wisdom teeth removal.

ok so is the 3rd time really a charm? for your tastebuds’ sake i hope so!

Pumpkin Banana Spice Bars

Dry ingredients:

1.5 cups almond meal (I used trader joes)

.5 cup oat flour (can probably sub for other gluten free flour. use coconut if trying to make these paleo!)

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup raisins (soaked in hot water for 5-10 mins to soften)

Wet Ingredients:

2 super ripe bananas

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup honey

i forgot to take a picture of these, so you can enjoy an adorable dog photo instead!

Method:

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9×9 square pan (these would also make delicious muffins, but i have no idea how long you would bake them for).

Puree wet ingredients in a blender, or using a hand blender in a medium size bowl.

Mix dry ingredients together (add raisins last).

Add wet to dry, and mix until fully combined. Batter will be similar to a thick cake batter.

Pour into greased pan and bake for 20-25 mins, or until toothpick comes out clean (a few crumbs are ok, i prefer mine a little underbaked). Wait to cut into them until they are COMPLETELY cool! trust me on this.. otherwise you will end up with a bunch of crumbs instead of a bunch of delicious bars.

Enjoy! these are awesome for breakfast alongside some eggs, or as a snack or dessert. the raisins can be subbed out for almost any add-in.. chopped nuts, chocolate chips, cranberries, coconut flakes.. the list goes on!

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