Pumpkin Squares
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Pumpkin Squares

After my post last week with all the delicious pumpkin recipes, I really wanted to make a new dessert recipe with pumpkin in it. So when I happened upon these Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies from Monique at Ambitious Kitchen, I thought I could modify them to include pumpkin, so I decided turn them into pumpkin squares. I was a little nervous that they would not stick together and fall apart, and they did a little bit when they were still warm, but once they cooled down I was very impressed with my baking skills. I thought they tasted best cold, after being refrigerated, so if you can wait a little bit after they come out of the oven, it is worth the wait. If you are not a huge fan of pumpkin pie, don’t count out these little squares. I am not a huge fan, and neither is my fiance, but he ate half the tray almost immediately. 😛

 

Pumpkin Squares

Ingredients

Cooking Spray

1 Can Reduced Sodium Chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1/4 Cup Peanut Butter

1 Large Egg

3/4 Cup Pumpkin Puree

1/4 Tsp Baking Powder

1/4 Tsp Baking Soda

1/4 Cup Honey

1/2 Tsp Ginger

1/2 Tsp Nutmeg

1/2 Tsp Allspice

1/2 Tsp Cinnamon

1/4 Tsp Salt

1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray bottom of 8×8 inch glass pan with cooking spray. Add all remaining ingredients except for the chocolate chips into a food processor or a really good blender (I used my ninja blender). Mix until batter is smooth and consistent. It will be very thick. Pour batter into glass pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Bake in oven for about 30 minutes or until a knife or toothpick inserted comes out clean. There will be little cracks across the top of the batter and the edges will just start browning when it is done. Cool for about 20 minutes or until safe to put in the refrigerator, and then cover and refrigerate until cool. Cut into 16 squares and serve.

 

Nutrition Info per Serving (1/16 of tray)

Calories: 120

Fat: 5 grams

Saturated Fat: 2.5 grams

Protein: 3 grams

Carbohydrates:15 grams

Fiber: 2 grams

Sodium: 95 milligrams

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