This post is sponsored by iHerb. These tender low carb pumpkin bars have an oatmeal-like texture for a satisfying breakfast treat.
If you ask most people what their favourite season is, I’d wager that about 70% will say the fall. While all the other seasons have advantages too, everyone seems to look forward to fall, with its bright colours, cooler temperatures, and the emphasis on all around comfort. Cozy sweaters, fires in the fireplace, and hearty soups simmering on the stove. This is where we trade the tomatoes and zucchini of summer for the cauliflower and winter squash so prevalent in autumn. And I for one am very ready for that trade.
We think of summer produce as bountiful but fall has its own special bounty and many wonderful healthy choices. Think about all those deep greens and oranges, just full of vitamins and antioxidants. Some of my favourite fall produce: kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, delicate squash, spaghetti squash, cranberries, pumpkin…oh pumpkin! How I love that big orange gourd and all the autumnal coziness it brings with it. And it’s delicious in everything from soup to snacks to dessert. I spend much of the fall trying to fit it into as many recipes as I possibly can. And while I might tire of the tomatoes and zucchini of summer, I never ever tire of pumpkin.
And iHerb has almost everything you need to make your healthy pumpkin recipes this fall. Given that they have over 5000 products that can be shipped to 160 different countries, it’s a great place to stock up on low carb ingredients. They also offer customer support in 10 different languages
I already knew that iHerb carried many of my favourite low carb ingredients so when I decided I was going to make some sort of pumpkin breakfast bar, I stocked up. I wanted to get that oatmeal-like texture I’ve used in my “Oatmeal” Chocolate Chip Cookies and my low carb Carmelitas, so I ordered some Bob’s Red Mill flaked coconut and some Bergin Fruit and Nut Company sliced almonds. I wanted to play up the pumpkin theme so I also added some Now Foods pumpkin seeds and some pumpkin pie spice from Frontier.
Then I grabbed my standard supplies of Bob’s Red Mill almond flour, Swerve Sweetener, and a large jar of Nutiva coconut oil and I was ready to roll. Ordering was easy and it all arrived on my doorstep a few days later. I was impressed at how many of the ingredients I needed could be found easily on iHerb. And they don’t just carry food, they also have a wonderful selection of bath, beauty, home and pet products, along with supplements and vitamins.
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Now go grab your favourite sweater and enjoy all the delicious seasonal fruits and veggies that fall has to offer!
These tender low carb pumpkin bars have an oatmeal-like texture for a satisfying breakfast treat. With sugar-free chocolate chips too! Keto and grain-free.
Preheat the oven to 325F and grease a 9x9 square baking pan.
In a food processor, combine the coconut, almonds and pumpkin seeds. Pulse until the mixture resembles dry oats. Transfer to a large bowl.
Add the almond flour, sweetener, baking powder, pie spice and salt and mix well. Stir in the pumpkin puree, eggs, oil and vanilla extract until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Spread the batter in the prepared baking pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and the top is firm to the touch. Remove and let cool.