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Grain-Free Almond Butter Pumpkin Bars

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When you’re craving something pumpkin but don’t feel like creating a sinkful of dishes, pull out this recipe. All it takes is a quick mix and a pop in the oven, and you’ve got a batch of warm and delicious Almond Butter Pumpkin Bars. This recipe is grain-free and full of simple fall-inspired ingredients. Snuggle up with a bar (or two, or three) and a mug of something cozy. 

Serves 16


  • ⅓ c honey
  • ½ c Imperfect Foods Almond Butter
  • ½ c pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp Imperfect Foods Pumpkin Spice
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F. Place all the ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and whisk until fully combined.
  2. Grease an 8×8-inch baking pan and line it with parchment paper. Pour your batter into then pan.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick poked into the center comes out clean(ish).
  4. Let cool completely. Slice into almond butter pumpkin bars and serve!

Recipe Notes and Variations

  • Line your baking sheet with parchment paper to make cleanup much easier. 
  • Swap out honey for maple syrup for even more fall feelings.
  • This just in: berries and pumpkin taste great together. Top your Almond Butter Pumpkin Bars with a scoop of homemade jam, and you’ve pretty much accomplished everything you needed to do today. 


  • Amy Marton
    September 14, 2020 at 1:57 am

    Did you forget flour in the ingredients list?

    • Imperfect
      November 13, 2020 at 12:09 am

      No flour is needed for these!

  • Christine Dunn
    September 16, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Can I use mashed banana in the pumpkin bars in place of the honey?

    • Imperfect
      November 13, 2020 at 12:05 am

      Sure! We definitely encourage you to experiment in the kitchen!

  • Mary Franceschini
    September 16, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Ooh, yummy!
    Thank you!

  • Leah
    September 18, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    Can you substitute the Almond Butter for another butter as I am allergic to almonds? Thanks!

    • Imperfect
      September 30, 2020 at 10:09 pm

      Yes of course! Tweak the recipe for however it works best for you 💚

  • Melissa
    September 25, 2020 at 1:44 am

    I have made the original size and had to let it cook 40minutes. My batter was super runny. Would it be fluffier if I wisked it longer?

    • Imperfect
      September 30, 2020 at 9:19 pm

      We think it’s definitely worth trying out. Often whisking for longer does make for a fluffier outcome! 💚

  • Elizabeth Rittenhouse
    October 18, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    I made them, these are delicious, almost fudgy and so good!

    • Imperfect Foods
      October 25, 2020 at 10:35 pm

      Yay! So glad you tried them out!

  • Claudia
    October 21, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    We loved the flavor but got an interesting result. We tripled the recipe and baked in in a larger pan. They looked great right out of the oven but then they dropped. The texture was more like pie filling than the fluffy texture in the picture, the flavor was great! but I am wondering what we can do next time to achieve a cake-like texture instead.
    Thank you!

  • Lisa Lash
    October 29, 2020 at 9:58 am

    I’m eating sugar free, so if I use a tiny bit of powdered Monk Fruit extract (no erythritol!) sweetener instead of the honey, do I need to be concerned about the amount of liquid the recipe is not getting from the honey? Thanks for the help!

  • Brenda
    November 24, 2020 at 4:19 am

    Just made these with the suggested maple syrup substitution, and added raisins (yes, we actually like them) and they turned out perfectly! I love two-step recipes, especially when they taste as good as this one. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Imperfect
      December 3, 2020 at 9:12 pm

      That’s awesome! So great to hear you made them and loved them! We also appreciate simplicity! 💚

  • Marilyn Perry
    December 31, 2020 at 5:44 am

    How many calories per serving?

    • Imperfect
      January 14, 2021 at 11:55 pm

      You can find that out using this calorie calculator: 💚


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