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Pumpkin Seed Butter Energy Bars
Pumpkin Seed Butter Energy Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
Calories: 130 kcal
Author: Lisa Richards
Ingredients
  • ½ cup pumpkin seed butter
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (recipe below)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. alcohol free vanilla
  • ½ tsp. powdered stevia
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup coconut flakes
Instructions
  1. Brush the sides and bottom of a loaf pan with a bit of melted coconut oil, then line pan with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, add coconut milk, alcohol free vanilla and powdered stevia, whisk to combine, set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor, add cooked quinoa, pumpkin seed butter, pumpkin pie spice, unsweetened shredded coconut and chia seeds, process until combined. Add coconut milk mixture, again process until combined. Lastly, add coconut oil and process until just combined.
  4. Press bar dough into prepared loaf pan, sprinkle with toasted coconut flakes, pressing flakes gently into dough.Place bar dough in freezer until set, about hour. Lift dough out of loaf pan with parchment paper, slice into bars. Store bars in a tightly sealed container in refrigerator or freezer.
Recipe Notes
  1. To make your own pumpkin pie spice, put one tablespoon ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground ginger and a half teaspoon ground nutmeg into a small jar with a tight fitting lid, shake well. Save unused portion.
  2. To toast coconut flakes, place them on a baking sheet at 350 degrees F (177 degrees C), for about 5 to 6 minutes or just until flakes begin to color.