Paleo No-Bake Pumpkin Almond Bars
(makes about 20 thin bars)
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 3 t pumpkin pie spice (I used 2 t cinnamon, 1/2 t nutmeg, 1/2 t ginger)
- 1/2 t sea salt
- 1/4 c raw almond butter
- 1 mashed, ripe banana
- 1/2 c canned pumpkin
- 1 T raw honey
- OPTIONAL: raisins, shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, etc
In a small sauce pot, mix together almond butter, mashed banana, pumpkin, and honey. Heat over low until it is all soft and well combined, stirring occasionally.
In a food processor, combine almonds (and other seeds/nuts), spices, and salt. Run it until they are broken down but not total powder. If you want to add dried fruit, coconut, etc, stir them and the nut mixture together in a bowl. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix well. Line a baking pan/dish with parchment paper (mine is foil on one side so it conforms to the pan- I would recommend it!). You could also grease the dish. Use wet hands to press the mixture into the dish really well- I made mine pretty thin and almost went to the edges of a 9 x 13 pan. This is what mine looked like:
Freeze for at least a half hour, or until firm. Take them out and cut them into bars. They will likely still be a little soft, so I would put them back in the freezer for a while. Store these in the fridge or the freezer to keep them nice and solid.
Here they are all done! These will be nice to enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or a snack anytime during the day. All natural and yummy!