Vegan Pumpkin Banana Bread Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo, Oil Free)

This post features gifted ingredients from Tigernut USA. All opinions and photographs are mine. 

I don't know about you, but gluten free pumpkin bread is one of my favorite fall treats and I'm down for some yummy vegan banana bread any day of the year. So this fall, I decided to experiment with creating the best of both worlds: vegan pumpkin banana bread bars. And since I'm always up for an extra challenge, I made these pumpkin banana bread bars paleo too!

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Let me start by saying that I was seriously blown away by how yummy these turned out being. Tigernut and coconut flour - combined with pumpkin puree and mashed banana - create a light yet fudgy texture that is super soft and almost creamy. Meanwhile, the pumpkin banana bread bars definitely smell like pumpkin spice, but the pumpkin flavor isn't overwhelming. Plus, the banana adds extra natural sweetness. 

Safe to say, after the first bite, I was in heaven. And if ya wanna join me in paleo pumpkin bread bar heaven, here's the recipe!

Ingredients for My Vegan Pumpkin Banana Bread Bars

1 vegan egg replacement from Bob's Red Mills (could replace with a flax or chia egg, but I've not tested those subs)

1 large mashed banana (roughly 2/3 cup)

2/3 cup pumpkin puree 

1 cup Tigernut flour (here's what I used)

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 TBSP coconut sugar

1/3 cup of water

Hefty sprinkle of cinnamon and pumpkin spice 

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How to Make My Paleo Pumpkin Banana Bread Bars

Another heavenly aspect of this gluten free pumpkin banana bread?!? It's super easy to make!

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, create your vegan egg replacement following the instructions on the bag. 

After giving it a few minutes to gel, add your wet ingredients, followed by your dry ingredients, and mix thoroughly. Pour into a square pan (I used an 8X8 inch one) and cook your paleo pumpkin banana bread bars for around 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. The pumpkin banana bread should look golden when it comes out of the oven! 

Let your vegan pumpkin banana bread bars cool, and then cut into bars! I ended up with 12 small banana bread squares. 

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How To Enjoy My Gluten Free Pumpkin Banana Bread Bars

When I say that I've been addicted to this paleo pumpkin banana bread ever since I made it last week, I'm not kidding. I've eaten it for breakfast, snack and dessert. It's delicious on its own, but also crazy good with nut butter, chocolate chips, smoothies, yogurt, fruit...basically everything I've tried!

If you're looking for a soft and fudgy paleo pumpkin banana bread option this fall, I hope you give this recipe a try! It checks all the boxes I look for when choosing new recipes - being easy to make, super allergy friendly and super delicious - and is the perfect comfort food when ya wanna (pumpkin) spice things up.

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And if you do make this recipe, please share and tag me (collegeceliackc on Insta)! I'd love to see what ya make and hear what you think.

But first...let me know in the comments: are you team banana bread or team pumpkin bread usually?!? And obviously, both is an option. ;) 


  1. I love banana bread! This is such a clever and yummy-sounding recipe!

  2. This looks amazing! I love the use of coconut flour and that this is paleo friendly!

  3. I'm team BOTH - if it's bread, I'm in! But this looks so good!! I have thought about buying some tigernut flour and this recipe might just be the first recipe I try once I get some! Looks delicious!!

  4. Banana and pumpkin is such an interesting pairing of flavors. It's definitely not something I've ever thought of before. I'm really fascinated! This does sound really good though. I'll have to try it in the future!

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