Paleo Pumpkin Bars with Coconut Flour | Paleo Desserts

Everywhere I look there are pumpkin recipes calling to me! Everyone is drinking pumpkin lattes and making pumpkin cupcakes. It’s enough to tempt even the most dedicated Paleo followers. This weekend, I decided I needed to come up with some Paleo desserts that were relatively easy to make and that didn’t call for a lot of ingredients I couldn’t find in my local grocery store. Living in rural Vermont, the selection of Paleo flours is really tiny. Coconut flour is about the only flour I can find easily so I played around with a non Paleo recipe I’ve made before and turned it into these Paleo pumpkin bars with coconut flour.

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Paleo Pumpkin Bars with Coconut Flour | Paleo Desserts

Coconut flour doesn’t come from a grain so it’s completely allowed on the Paleo diet. While I limit the amount of Paleo desserts that I indulge in, with the holidays coming up, I decided I needed to have at least one to fall back on. Because this recipe doesn’t use a traditional flour, it is also gluten free. That means that Sarah can enjoy it as well. It’s tough sometimes to find food that she can eat that she really enjoys the taste of. You can use either coconut oil or butter depending on your dietary preferences. If you want to keep it as Paleo as possible, opt for the coconut oil.

Paleo Pumpkin Bars with Coconut Flour | Paleo Desserts

Paleo Pumpkin Bars with Coconut Flour | Paleo Desserts
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  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree, NOT pie filling
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • dash of ginger
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F
  2. Put all the ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk until very well blended. The batter will be thick.
  3. Spread into an 8x8 pan that is well greased (or lined with parchment paper)
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes until it is a little brown on top & the center is set.
Cuisine: Paleo | Recipe Type: Dessert

This is by far one of my favorite Paleo desserts. It’s lightly sweet from the maple syrup and has all the yummy pumpkin spice flavor that you’re probably craving without any of the bad stuff. If you’re craving even more pumpkin goodness, check out my Pumpkin Spice Paleo Coffee Creamer, Paleo Coffee Drink Recipe and my yummy Pumpkin Coconut Paleo Smoothie Recipe.  That ought to last you a while at least.

Paleo Pumpkin Bars with Coconut Flour | Paleo Desserts

This isn’t a super sweet dessert so if you’re entertaining and will have guests that do not follow the Paleo diet, you may want to offer them a non Paleo dessert like this Easy Homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream.

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  1. Kimberly Dickerson says:
     I don't follow a paleo diet but I do eat gluten free.  I love that this recipe isn't full of "junk". This pumpkin lover sure appreciates this recipe!
  2. Looks like a great Fall recipe. Love anything with pumpkin in it 
  3. Icar Maghirang says:
    Honestly I have never tried baking any pumpkin recipe yet. I am just too afraid that I may not be able to handle it right and may end up bad, thanks for sharing this simple recipe which I may try in the future!
  4. Ellen these pale pumpkin bars look delish. I think even if you don't eat paleo they would be worth making! I love fall pumpkin recipes.
  5. These look yummy...who am I kidding, I can eat pumpkin out of the can. I have coconut flour but haven't been successful in the few things I've made...but I've not tried enough probably.
  6. I don't follow a diet of any kind but must admit I like to try making healthier choices for my kids. I may have to check this out. Now just to find flour like that. Thank you for posting this.
  7. alena svetelska says:
    pumpkin bars looks so yummy,perfect desert for holiday season-thanks!
  8. Food Frenzy Digest says:
    We are excited to try this.  We're just wondering how much coconut flour should be used?  The recipe doesn't list it.  Thanks!
  9. Christina P says:
    This looks yummy! We have extra pumpkin in the house to use up. I'll have to try this!
  10. Stephanie Weaver, The Recipe Renovator says:
    Ellen, I just made these and they are amazing! I used sodium-free baking soda (EnerG) and doubled the amount to make them super low in sodium. Otherwise, I used your recipe as it and I love, love, love them. Thanks again.


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