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Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars with grain-free almond flour crust are sweetened with pure maple syrup for a healthier dessert recipe. This easy pumpkin pie bars recipe is a cinch to make and are perfect if you don’t own a pie pan.

Looking for a low-carb option? No sweat! I have included a recipe for  low-carb paleo pumpkin pie bars in this post.

Pumpkin pie, or pumpkin bars? What say you?

Let’s face it – they’re basically identical save for the shape. Same great pumpkin taste, just wearing a different outfit.

If you MUST have a pie shape, check out my Paleo Pumpkin Pie, OR my Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake.

If, on the other hand, you don’t own a pie pan, or if you’re intimidated by pies, no sweat! You can still enjoy pumpkin pie in bar-form, and for some reason they seem much less complicated than baking an actual pie.

Grain-Free Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie Bars - paleo, sweetened with pure maple syrup for a healthier treat

The cinnamony maple pumpkin filling atop a shortbread-like grain-free pie crust is absolutely mouth-watering, and an amazing dessert to share.

Let’s get into the details!

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping are a delightful fall treat. Pumpkin pie spice lends warm flavor to these cozy muffins and that topping makes them simply irresistible. 

Election Day.

Today is a nerve-wracking day for everyone. You may feel your fate lives outside of yourself. Is that really true?

Rather than allowing ourselves to get carried away with fear and anxiety, our energy is best served turning inward. 

What can I do to improve my well-being today?

Is there something I can do to help someone?

What is really, truly important when I zoom out?

A few simple questions and some deep breathing may be all it takes to bring ourselves back to peace and to recognize: life is a journey, and it doesn’t need to be controlled.

Surrender isn’t for the weak. It’s for the courageous. When we allow life to be as it is, we’re receptive to its lessons. If we try to resist, that which we resist persists.

So we can take a collective moment, you and me, to take a deep breath, exhale out our need for control, really take a look around and find something beautiful we can appreciate.

You are your own leader.

And streusel topping always improves a muffin. Always. That is a fact.

So if you’re game for another pumpkin treat, if you’re like me and you stress-bake-and-share, I’m here for you.

Let us bake.

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Paleo Pumpkin Swirl Brownies (with a Gluten-Free Option)

Paleo Pumpkin Swirl Brownies made two ways! This post includes a gluten-free option using a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend, and a grain-free option made with almond flour.

Dairy-free, refined sugar-free, rich, warmly-spiced, ultra chocolatey with all the fall flavors nestled into one delectable dessert bar.

Has anyone else been finding comfort at the bottom of a brownie dish lately? 

When it seems like there is not enough fudgy melty chocolate in the world to soothe the soul, rest assured, these brownies are here for you.

AND they include a delightful swirl of pumpkin with all the pumpkin spice flavor swaddled deep inside.

Like a down blanket for your taste buds. If you will.

These paleo pumpkin swirl brownies are an amazing amalgamation of two of your favorite flavors: chocolate and pumpkin. Nope, you don’t even have to choose between them!

Decision? Made.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Swirl Brownies with coconut sugar - a paleo grain-free option included in the recipe. Naturally sweetened healthy brownies recipe

Because I’m so obsessed with pumpkin brownies, I created two versions of this recipe, both of which are near and dear to my heart and turn out completely differently from one another.

So make them both, because: variety 😉

Details? Here they are:

Highlight Reel:

  • Gluten-Free and Grain-Free options
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Moist, fudgy, rich and decadent
  • Sinfully delicious

Let’s talk ingredients!

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Healthy Pumpkin Cake (Paleo)

Healthy Pumpkin Cake made grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and paleo friendly. This easy-to-bake pumpkin cake is warmly-spiced and healthy enough to eat for breakfast.

If I know you at all, I have a sneaking suspicion this is the exact cake you’ve been craving.

Okay, perhaps that was a massive projection, but this is the exact cake I have been craving not only recently, but for several autumns past.

Imagine this: all the colors and flavors of fall jam packed into one healthy pumpkin cake. It comes together lightning fast, and gifts your taste buds an utter explosion of pumpkin flavor.

Have I mentioned it’s healthy? 

Recipe Features:

  • Lower in sugar than a regular cake, but perfectly sweet.
  • Paleo
  • Grain-free, gluten-free
  • Oil-Free
  • Easy to make Vegan (see notes)
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Easy to make sugar-free/low-carb (see notes)
  • Moist, fluffy, delicious

My secret ingredient to keep the cake lower in added sugar?: Ripe banana. The cake is mostly sweetened with one ripe banana (I can’t taste it over the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, but if you have ultra sensitive taste buds, you may be able to).

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread with pumpkin pie spice is a fall explosion of warmly-spiced loaf bliss. Add chopped nuts, and/or omit the chocolate chips to your heart’s desire. Love a good glaze? Drizzle ‘er up!

Fall is my comfort zone. 

When it’s safe to go to bed at 7pm, my fuzzy socks make a permanent home on my feet, the majority of my liquid intake is fall-inspired tea, and I don’t feel as compelled to compete with myself to do every single thing while it’s light outside and there’s SO MUCH light outside. 

It’s a breath of fresh air.

Fall is my permission to hibernate.

Most importantly, It is my permission to bake sweet carby treats and pepper them around like I’m the treat fairy spreading little seeds of love all asunder.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread - dairy-free, refined sugar-free healthier pumpkin bread recipe

What you need to know about this gluten-free chocolate chip pumpkin bread is it is crazy fluffy, perfectly moist, studded with delicious chocolate chips, warmly spiced for the most incredible fall treat.

The combination of pumpkin, warm cinnamony spices and chocolate is crazy scintillating on the taste buds!

Let’s dive right in here!

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Nightshade-Free AIP Chili Recipe (Paleo, Whole30)

Nightshade-Free AIP chili made with ground turkey, pumpkin puree, ginger, vegetables and more. This bean-less chili recipe is low-inflammatory, easy to prepare, and so comforting! If you follow an Autoimmune Paleo diet (AIP), or are cognizant of the amount of inflammatory foods you eat, this chili recipe will please you silly! It has that same …

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Chocolate Chip Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Paleo pumpkin bread made with coconut flour and pure maple syrup is a cozy slice of fall bliss. Add in some chocolate chips and sprinkle with sea salt for the most mouth-watering healthy quick bread!

If you’ve followed along for a while, you know how I love my gluten-free sweet and moist breads. There is no shortage of paleo banana bread  recipes, muffins, quickbread, and the like.

What can I say? Girl loves a steamy loaf.

And this loaf is no exception. Pumpkiny, cinnamony, spicy, chocolaty…all the flavors come together in sweet sweet unity.

Grain-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free, nut-free, and dairy-free, this bread checks allll the boxes. It’s moist, it’s sweet, it’s fluffy, it’s perfectly spiced with pumpkin pie spice, and that chocolate-studded goo makes for an ultra addicting slice.

Whip up a loaf and enjoy it with a mug of coffee or tea for breakfast or snack!

Just be sure to share…because if you aren’t careful, you’ll end up eating slice after slice until all of a sudden you’ve consumed more loaf than you thought possible.

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Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls

Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls made with almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin, dates, protein powder, and more! These warmly-spiced energy bites are quick and easy to make in the food processor. This post is Sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. Check out more delicious healthy recipes, snag coupons and find stores near you at! Pumpkin season …

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Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake (No-Bake & Vegan!)

Creamy paleo pumpkin cheesecake made without flour, dairy, or refined sugar. This marvelous holiday dessert recipe tastes even better than the real deal!

Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake - a no-bake vegan pumpkin cheesecake recipe made dairy-free and refined sugar-free | #glutenfree #grainfree


Name your favorite holiday dessert. Annnnnd GO!

I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours.

Alright, okay, I’ll divulge…Pumpkin cheesecake has always been one of my favorite desserts for not just the holidays but all of fall and winter. I have a long-standing history of making it multiple times during the cold months.

This paleo pumpkin cheesecake essentially combines my No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake  with my Paleo Pumpkin Pie for that timeless creamy sweet cinnamony tangy treat.

Both the pie crust and the filling are prepared using a food processor or blender, and there’s no oven space necessary – a huge win when you’re preparing a big feast and oven real estate is in short supply.

Plus, you can make this recipe far in advance (up to 7 days) and store it in the freezer until your holiday gathering. Just note the cheesecake will take a few hours to thaw, so be sure to work thaw time into your planning process.

The pumpkin filling is made using soaked raw cashews (just like a vegan cheesecake), pureed pumpkin, coconut milk, coconut oil, pure maple syrup, fresh ginger, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. Blending all these ingredients together results in a silky-smooth, thick and creamy filling that tastes just like Thanksgiving should.

Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake - a no-bake vegan pumpkin cheesecake recipe made dairy-free and refined sugar-free | #glutenfree #grainfree

While I love using raw nuts (pecans and walnuts are my favorite) and dates for the crust, you can go with your favorite gluten-free or grain-free pie crust. I’m super into the nutty texture of the crust and think it lends amazing flavor to the pie.

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Grain-Free Vegan Pumpkin Snack Cake (Paleo)

Moist and delicious pumpkin snack cake made grain-free, egg-free, and dairy-free. This paleo and vegan pumpkin snack cake is healthy enough to eat for breakfast!

This post is sponsored by Thrive® Culinary Algae Oil.

Paleo & Vegan Pumpkin Snack Cake with vegan "cream cheese" frosting - grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, super moist and delicious! |

While I’m conscious of my sugar intake, for me there is nothing like sharing comfort food and warmly-spiced treats with friends and family over the holidays.

Cozying up with a slice of homemade cake on a dark, chilly evening with the people who matter the most to you is such a simple pleasure. We often take for granted how liberating (and healing!) it can be to detach from technology and be present for our loved ones through lighthearted conversation over a slice of cake.

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Pumpkin Spice Granola

Crunchy warmly-spiced pumpkin spice granola made with gluten-free oats, nuts, seeds, pureed pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and pure maple syrup. This cozy, flavorful granola makes a lovely fall and winter breakfast. Looking for something that is both crunchy and pumpkin-y? You’ve come to the right place! I had a fall-inspired pumpkin granola recipe on my …

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