Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bites

You'll never believe these are gluten-free! Great snack to bring to a party or to serve as dessert on Thanksgiving. You can serve in slices as Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread, but I preferred cutting them into bite-size squares. They were a hit at the Thanksgiving Eve dinner party I attended tonight!

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bites

Yields 16 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 eggs (pasture-raised or free-range is best)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup melted melted grass-fed butter or melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips (gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk eggs, pumpkin, maple syrup, and butter together in a large bowl. Stir in coconut flour, pumpkin spice, baking soda and salt. If you have a high-speed blender like the Vitamix, feel free to throw all the ingredients in and blend until smooth and then transfer into a bowl.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and mix with a spoon until combined.
  4. Pour into a greased 8x8 casserole dish.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes.
  6. Cool, cut into 16 squares, and serve.

VARIATIONS

  • Replace the chocolate chips with walnuts or pecans
  • Omit the chocolate chips completely- still tastes great without!

Adapted from the "Paleo Pumpkin Pie Spiced Muffins" recipe posted on Primally Inspired