Friday, November 7, 2008

Pumpkin Spice Bars

This was my first gluten free but tastes like it has gluten recipe, and it turned out absolutely delicious! I have been holding off on buying a billion different types of flour to see if being gluten-free actually helps my pain. Last Saturday I got a knock on my of my friends dropped off all sorts of great GF stuff! Including a flour mixture that made this dessert sooo good! Thanks Jen! I took some to friends and family, and everyone raved about them. They are going on my make all the time list! Yummy!

2 large eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup pumpkin puree 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 3/4 cups
 gluten-free flour mix*
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon xanthan or guar gum 
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat the eggs till blended; add the oil and beat to combine. Add the brown sugar and beat until smooth. Add the pumpkin, beat till smooth; add the vanilla, beat to combine. Add the flour mixture, baking powder, baking soda, salt, xanthan gum and spices; and beat just until the batter is smooth. 

Dump the batter into a greased 9x13 baking pan and spread the evenly. Bake in the center of a preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, until the bars are firm, and a wooden pick inserted into the center emerges clean.

Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting after the bars have cooled completely.

*gluten-free flour mixture:
3 parts brown rice flour
3 parts corn starch
2 parts soy flour
1 part masa harina


Ashley Wray said...

Yummy, I so love everything pumpkin this time of year!
I made your pumpkin bars recipe earlier this week and they were heavenly! A little too heavenly so after a couple I made Andrew take them to school the next day to get rid of them so I wouldn't eat the whole pan! I love that cream cheese frosting recipe, so easy and so yummy!

Emily said...

Oh yum! I have never made anything gluten free that I know of . . . I hear it is much better for you! I will have to do a little investigating! Your pumkin bars look delicious!

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