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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Quinoa Bars made with chickpeas, hemp hearts and quinoa! | recipe on simplyquinoa.com
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Quinoa Bars

Oh yes my friends, it's happening. Pumpkin. And chocolate. And quinoa. All wrapped up into one little square of deliciousness.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip, healthy bars, protein, pumpkin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 Bars
Calories 92kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment and set aside.
  • Whisk together the flaxseed meal and water in a small bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, blend the chickpeas, banana and pumpkin in a food processor until completely smooth.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, reserving the hemp hearts and chocolate chips. Pour the chickpea-pumpkin mixture into the bowl along with the flax egg and mix to combine.
  • Fold in the hemp hearts and chocolate chips.
  • Dump the batter into the prepared pan. Bake on the center rack for 22 - 26 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the pan for 10 - 15 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before slicing.
  • Slice into 12 - 16 bars. Store in an airtight container for 2 - 3 days.

Notes

If you can't find vanilla powder, substitute 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and add the vanilla to the food processor while blending the wet ingredients.
 
adapted from my Peanut Butter Quinoa Bars

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1210IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg