Heads up! This recipe was originally published in 2011, with this post updated in 2014. I’m republishing in 2020 with a minor change to the recipe to reflect changes I’ve made over the years. The text of the post is from 2014. Enjoy!
You guys. It’s November 6th. The first week of November is practically over. You know what that means, right? Thanksgiving is three weeks away. And you know what that means. I’m not even going to mention the C word, because I haven’t started to prepare one bit. The year I was pregnant with Luke was the only year I was on the ball. Apparently I need to be pregnant to be uber organized.
Speaking of the year I was pregnant with Luke, that was the year I first made these pumpkin pie bars. Let me tell you, these bars are 100% worthy of this Look Again series.
Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie Bars Ingredients
The filling is a classic pumpkin pie filling, but without the dairy. Coconut milk stands in beautifully where you’d normally find cream or sweetened condensed milk. We ditch the gluten crust in favor of a delicious walnut, date, and oat crust that is a perfect match. Then we bake it all into perfect little, portion-controlled bars. Unless you eat seven when you are snapping pictures, like I did. So much for self control.
I tweaked the original recipe ever so slightly. I first made these in a smaller dish. Since making them a few times in different size pans, I’ve found the best crust-to-filling ratio comes with a 13 x 9 inch pan, so I recommend that this time. I also adjusted the baking temperature and time accordingly. The essence of the original recipe is the same, and I have to say, it’s fabulous!
If you’re looking for more Thanksgiving recipes, check out this Stress-Free Thanksgiving menu! You might also love these Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Need another holiday dessert that’s super easy? You’ll love this Crustless Cranberry Pie!Print
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