Craving a sweet treat that's both delicious and hassle-free? Say hello to these one-bowl Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars! Crafted with simple ingredients, these bars are not only vegan and gluten-free friendly but also take just 30 minutes to whip up. Combining the rich flavors of pumpkin with gooey chocolate chips, every bite is a moist, melt-in-your-mouth experience. Whether you're hosting a gathering or simply want a snack, these delightful bars are sure to impress without the stress. Dive in and savor the flavors of fall, any time of the year!
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars Ingredients
Indulge in the ultimate fusion of flavors with these Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars, crafted to be both vegan and gluten-free friendly. Packed with a cup of pumpkin puree and complemented by the subtle richness of melted vegan butter or coconut oil, every bite promises pure bliss. The blend of organic cane, light brown, or coconut sugar pairs perfectly with pumpkin pie spices, bringing forth autumn's warm embrace. Using only the finest gluten-free all-purpose flour (or its regular counterpart), these bars maintain a delightful texture, further enriched by mini vegan chocolate chips.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars Ingredients: Perfectly Vegan & Gluten-Free Friendly
- 1 cup pumpkin puree: the heart of this delicious treat
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened almond or oat milk: for a dairy-free touch
- 4 tablespoon melted vegan butter or coconut oil: choose your favorite
- 1 teaspoon baking powder: to give these bars a lift
- A pinch of salt: to balance out the sweetness
- ¾ cup organic cane sugar, light brown sugar, or coconut sugar: cater to your sweet preference
- 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour (or regular): If gluten-free, King Arthur Measure for Measure is a top pick
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spices: the autumnal kick
- ⅓ cup mini vegan chocolate chips: for that choco delight
Remember, quality ingredients give the best results! Always choose the best for mouth-watering outcomes.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bar Instructions
Preparation: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F. Ensure your baking dish is ready by lightly coating it with a non-stick baking spray.
Creating the Pumpkin Batter: In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, non-dairy milk, vegan butter, baking powder, vanilla, salt, and your choice of sugar. Blend well. For an aromatic touch, stir in pumpkin pie spices. Gradually incorporate the flour, be it regular or gluten-free, into the mix until you achieve a silky batter consistency. For that chocolatey burst, gently fold in the vegan chocolate chips.
Baking: Pour your batter into the prepared baking dish. Position it in the oven and let it bake for 25-30 minutes. A good indicator of its readiness is when a toothpick inserted into the center emerges clean.
Serving: Once baked to perfection, remove from the oven. Allow it to cool slightly and then slice your treat into 16 delightful squares. Whether you choose to savor them warm or at room temperature, these vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars promise a mouthful of joy.
Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend storing these at room temperature in a sealed container for up to 3-5 days. For longer storage, freeze. Reheat in the microwave.
We recommend adding in chopped nuts, white chocolate chips, or extra pumpkin pie spice. These also taste amazing with a little chocolate drizzled on top.
Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
- 9x11 inch baking pan
- parchment paper
- Large Mixing Bowl
- small mixing bowl
- measuring cups and spoons
- whisk or fork for mixing
- Electric Hand-Mixer
Ingredients For Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened almond or oat milk
- 4 tablespoon melted vegan butter or coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- a pinch of salt
- ¾ cup organic cane sugar, light brown sugar, or coconut sugar
- 1 cup regular or gluten-free all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spices
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 2 oz vegan cream cheese
- 2 tablespoon melted vegan butter
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
How To Make Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Preheat the oven to 350. Spray the baking dish with non-stick baking spray or line it with parchment paper.
- Mix the pumpkin puree, non dairy milk, vegan butter, baking powder, vanilla, salt, and sugar together. Add the pumpkin pie spices, if using. Whisk until smooth. Then, add the regular or gluten free all purpose flour and mix until a smooth batter is formed. Transfer the batter into the baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the pumpkin bars have completely risen. You will know they are done when you can test the center with a toothpick and it comes out clean.
- While the pumpkin bars bake, make the vegan cream cheese frosting by mixing the vegan cream cheese, melted vegan butter, and powdered sugar together in a small mixing bowl. Use either a whisk or electric hand mixer to mix.
- Remove from the oven. Allow the bars to cool before spreading them with the cream cheese frosting. Slice the pumpkin bars into 16 squares and enjoy warm or cool.