Pumpkin Streusel Bars

dairy free, Food, GF, Treats

I’ve been working on these pumpkin streusel bars since September! They’re GOOD good! Life has been a little crazy so they’re coming at you just in time to maybe make it for Thanksgiving Dinner…or a Black Friday socially distant online shopping trip. Either way, you’ll want them in your BELLY this week!!

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 cup melted butter or ghee for truly dairy free!
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill GF Flour (the one I use is linked) if you’re not GF regular flour works fine!
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Filling:

  • 2 eggs
  • 15 oz can pure pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup dairy free milk or original Nutpods
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Streusel Topping:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill GF Flour
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Optional but delicious, Icing:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-1.5 Tablespoons dairy free milk or Original Nutpods
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Procedure:

  1. In a large bowl, stir melted butter, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and GF flour until well combined and crumbly. Press into a 9×13 pan (I used a metal cake pan – if using glass your baking time will be longer!) prepared with parchment paper and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden brown.
  2. While crust is baking, stir all filling ingredients: eggs, pumpkin puree, dairy free milk, sugar, pumpkin spice, and vanilla extract until smooth in a large bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine streusel topping ingredients: oats, brown sugar, gf flour, melted butter, and chopped pecans. The mixture should be crumbly and form small balls.
  4. Pour filling over the prepared crust topping with streusel crumbles until well covered. Bake for another 35-40 minutes at 350.
  5. Allow to cool and serve with coffee for dessert, snack…or breakfast if you’re feeling it!

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Sending love and light during this trying holiday season.

Please be sure to share your creations with me on Facebook or Instagram @bethannsbites I love to see what you’re making!

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