Pumpkin Pie Bars

OATMEAL PUMPKIN PIE BARS
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Makes 18-24 bars

Ingredients

    Dry ingredients for crust:

2 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup spelt flour
3/4 cup oat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt           

Wet ingredients for crust:

1/2 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon flaxmeal
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    For the Pumpkin Pie Layer

2 cans of pumpkin puree (or 3 cups of pumpkin puree)
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
1/4 cup almond/soy milk
1/4 cup arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9×13 baking dish, with non-stick baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients for the oatmeal base. In a medium bowl, mix together the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix to combine.
  3. Spread the mixture out in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a large bowl, thoroughly whisk together the soy milk and arrowroot powder. Add the rest of the pumpkin pie layer ingredients and mix until fully combined. Spread the layer out on top of the crust.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, until the edges have turned golden brown. Center may still  appear, it will firm up in fridge
  6. Let cool on the counter before refrigerating for at least 2 hours. Slice, serve and enjoy!

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