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Tis the season for pumpkin and these pumpkin chocolate chip bars are seasonal and healthy! Gluten free and oil free makes these a great holiday dessert option for those who want a sweet treat but to maintain their special dietary needs. Let me tell you the story of how these vegan pumpkin chocolate chop bars came to be made in my kitchen.
I am the type who buys stuff and then sits on it.
Not literally (ha) but figuratively.
I bought some Ryze gluten free flour awhile ago, after reading spectacular reviews on it on Amazon late one night. Then I stuck it in my cupboard and couldn’t figure out exactly what I wanted to make with it. Truth be told, I think I was a little afraid to use it! Despite the great reviews, would the gluten free flour hold up to its wheat nemesis?
Pumpkin Bar Gluten Free Flour Success
Right before Thanksgiving, I was doing menu planning and came across Cooking Classy’s Pumpkin Bars with Chocolate Chips recipe. I really wanted to try this but knew I needed to change a few things.
Yes, looking at that list, I knew I had my work cut out for me!
Then I recalled I had that gluten free flour in my cabinet. I thought this was the perfect time to try it out and see if it held up to the cookie bar test.
Because quite honestly I had tried some other gluten free flours and they had tasted a little odd…one even had a weird fruity taste.
But this flour in the yellow bag from Ryze – it worked! (and no this post is NOT sponsored! Just a gal with an opinion on what she used!)
Pumpkin Dessert with No Oil? No Eggs? Naturally Sweetened, Too!
Having conquered the gluten free flour mission, I thought to myself, well, while we are at it let’s health-ify this cookie bar the remainder of the way. Let’s cut out oil, eggs, and refined sugar.
I swapped So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla dairy free yogurt for the oil. Made a flax egg to replace an actual egg and used only maple syrup with molasses for the sweetener. Ta-Da!
If you make these vegan, dairy free, gluten free, oil free, refined sugar free healthy pumpkin chocolate chips bars, we would love to know! Tag @badtothebowl when you post so we can share in on the fun!
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