Seriously Delicious Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread Squares

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This is a super-simple recipe that is perfect for fall. It's light, sweet, and packed with protein and fiber. These squares are also gluten-free and vegan.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons powdered peanut butter plus 2 tablespoons water (or 3 tablespoons nut butter of choice)
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 3 dashes salt
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar (or erythritol)
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°F; spray and 8-by-8-inch cake pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

2. In small mixing bowl, combine powdered peanut butter and water, and stir until mixture is a peanut-butter-like consistency.

3. Combine all ingredients including peanut butter mixture in high-speed blender or food processor and process until smooth.

4. Pour mixture into prepared cake pan and bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

5. Top with vegan chocolate sauce or melted chocolate, if desired.

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