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Pumpkin Bars

rate this recipe:
4.5 from 18 votes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Serves 16
These pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are the ultimate fall treat! They're super moist (almost gooey!) and filled with pumpkin spice flavor. I recommend serving these bars with the frosting. If you prefer a lighter treat, these pumpkin muffins are a great choice.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease an 8x8-inch baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed and the water and set aside for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, almond flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and the flaxseed mixture.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Spread into the baking dish (the batter will be thick) and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely before frosting or slicing.
  • While the cake cools, make the frosting: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar, and mix until smooth.

Notes

Note: if you're not vegan, you can use regular cream cheese and regular butter.
Make this recipe gluten free by replacing the all-purpose flour with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Flour.