Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars (Gluten-Free!)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars (Gluten-Free!)

Back in August when people were posting pumpkin recipes, I was totally annoyed. Why ruin my summertime buzz? Really, people!

But then I made my first pumpkin recipe of the season and I couldn’t help it. Suddenly, I was eating tons of pumpkin. I was re-hooked. I forget every year how delicious pumpkin recipes are! How can I forget?

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars (Gluten-Free!)

Well, I’m on the bandwagon now, people. I’ve been baking several pumpkin recipes each week. And the truth is, pumpkin is just so easy to work with. It’s a baker’s dream. It’s not like we’re baking and coring our own pumpkins most of the time. That canned puree is the best stuff on earth.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars (Gluten-Free!)

Plus, it’s easier to go gluten-free with pumpkin. My favorite gluten-free oat flour tastes perfect with it. The flavors are completely complementary. So of course, off I rushed to bake my husband these bars.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars (Gluten-Free!)

Even though he keeps reminding me that pumpkin isn’t his thing, I don’t necessarily listen to my husband when he shares his preferences. It’s autumn, baby. Gotta go with the flow! And pumpkin is non-negotiable right now.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars (Gluten-Free!)

These are dense and soft at the same time, so perfect for any bar. And there’s pumpkin pie spice in there too, getting everyone ready for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Fall holidays are the best!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars (Gluten-Free!)

If you’d like to bake these with regular flour, go for it. But for my gluten-free friends, here’s another winner!


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars (Gluten-Free!)


1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 3/4 cups oat flour (labeled gluten-free)
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the melted butter, sugar and egg. Stir until well-combined. Add the vanilla and pumpkin and stir again.
  3. Mix the oat flour and spices together. Pour into the pumpkin mixture and stir until the dry ingredients are just incorporated.
  4. Fold in the white chocolate chips and chocolate chips.
  5. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes. Do not overbake.
  6. Cool and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container.


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Pumpkin is definitely non-negotiable right now! My husband isn’t the biggest pumpkin fan either, yet whenever I make something with pumpkin, he’s always sneaking bites of it! And I love baking with pumpkin too, not only for the flavor, but because it makes everything so moist! These bars look so delicious, Mir! I love how easy these are to whip up. Pinning!
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    1. Mir

      Maybe they just don’t like the idea of pumpkin? That’s why we ignore them and bake with it anyway, Gayle! Thanks for the pin!

  2. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    these sound delicious and they look amazing, looks fudgy ;-)YUM pumpkin and chocolate is a great combo!!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks so much, Michele! I do love pumpkin. I always forget that!

  3. Mira

    They look awesome and I’m sure are very delicious! Glad you used oat flour in them. Making some pumpkin bread today, but now I’m debating if I should just make pumpkin bars! Pinned!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks for the pin, Mira! Try the bars. They’re kind of like brownies, but pumpkin!

  4. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    You know what, I haven’t had chocolate and pumpkin together before. I think that needs to happen soon!
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    1. Mir

      Definitely, Dannii. Not even a question!

  5. Danielle

    My husband just doesn’t get the whole pumpkin thing.. I don’t get him! I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate, they pair so well together. Love that you used oat flour in these too!
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    1. Mir

      Maybe it’s a man thing? I guess we’ll never understand, Danielle!

  6. Manali @ CookWithManali

    Yumm, the bars look great Mir! I think I need to try them out soon! Pinned!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks for the pin, Manali!

  7. Melissa A

    Can we do them without white chocolate chips and double on the semi-sweet ones? Or do you know where to get pareve white chocolate chips? These sound good and I bought oat flour so I can make them for my friends who are GF.

    1. Mir

      Yep, but you can get the white ones at any kosher grocery.

      1. Melissa A

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