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!!
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pour filling over the prepared crust topping with streusel crumbles until well covered. Bake for another 35-40 minutes at 350.
- 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!