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Pumpkin Bars: The Perfect Fall Treat

As the leaves start to change color and the air becomes crisp, there’s one thing that comes to mind for many people – pumpkin! From lattes to pies, pumpkin is the flavor of the season. And when it comes to pumpkin desserts, pumpkin bars are a must-try. These delicious treats are not only easy to make but also incredibly satisfying. So, if you’re looking for a sweet treat to enjoy this fall, look no further than pumpkin bars!

The Versatility of Pumpkin Bars

One of the great things about pumpkin bars is their versatility. They can be enjoyed as a dessert or even as a snack. Whether you’re hosting a fall gathering or simply want to treat yourself after a long day, pumpkin bars are the perfect choice. Their soft, moist texture combined with the warm flavors of pumpkin and spices make them irresistible.

A Taste of Fall

When you bite into a pumpkin bar, you’re immediately transported to the cozy, comforting feeling of fall. The aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves fills the air, creating a sense of warmth and nostalgia. It’s like taking a bite out of autumn itself. The combination of pumpkin and spices is a match made in heaven, and pumpkin bars capture this essence perfectly.

Simple and Delicious

One of the best things about pumpkin bars is how easy they are to make. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you can have a batch of these delectable treats ready to enjoy. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, pumpkin bars are a foolproof option. It’s a recipe that anyone can master, and the end result is always a crowd-pleaser.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Can I use fresh pumpkin instead of canned pumpkin?

Yes, you can definitely use fresh pumpkin! Simply cook and puree the pumpkin before adding it to the recipe. Just make sure to adjust the measurements accordingly.

2. Can I make pumpkin bars in advance?

Absolutely! Pumpkin bars can be made a day or two in advance. Just store them in an airtight container at room temperature.

3. Can I freeze pumpkin bars?

Yes, you can freeze pumpkin bars for up to 3 months. Make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe container.

4. Can I substitute the spices in the recipe?

While the combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves is traditional, you can certainly experiment with other spices. Try adding a dash of ginger or allspice for a different flavor profile.

5. Can I add nuts or chocolate chips to the recipe?

Absolutely! Feel free to add your favorite mix-ins to the batter. Chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or even raisins can add a delicious twist to the classic pumpkin bars.

6. Can I use a different type of pan?

Yes, you can use a different type of pan if you don’t have a square baking pan. Just make sure to adjust the baking time accordingly, as different pans may require different baking times.

7. Can I make these bars gluten-free?

Yes, you can make gluten-free pumpkin bars by using gluten-free flour or a combination of gluten-free flours. There are plenty of options available in stores nowadays.

8. Can I top the bars with frosting?

While pumpkin bars are delicious on their own, you can certainly add a cream cheese frosting or a simple glaze on top for an extra touch of sweetness. It’s a great way to take them to the next level!

In Conclusion

Pumpkin bars are the ultimate fall treat, capturing the flavors and spirit of the season. Whether you enjoy them as a dessert or a snack, their simplicity and deliciousness make them a favorite among many. So, why not indulge in this delightful pumpkin creation and savor the taste of fall?

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Pumpkin Bars

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup of ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of warm water
  • 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 cup of canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Vegan chocolate chips (amount not specified)
  • Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting (amount not specified)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease an 8x8-inch baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the flaxseed and water. 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 the batter into the greased baking dish. The batter will be thick.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake.
  • Let the cake cool completely before frosting or slicing.
  • While the cake cools, prepare the frosting: In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla and powdered sugar to the bowl and mix until smooth.
Keyword breakfast, dessert, fall, gluten free, main-dish, vegan
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