June 14, 2021

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars

Easy to throw together, these vegan pumpkin pie bars are perfect for when you don’t want to make an actual pumpkin pie but still want to have the same flavor. The homemade almond flour crust holds together well and is the perfect base for the dairy-free pumpkin pie filling. Serve as is or topped with coconut cream! Jump to Recipe

stacked vegan pumpkin pie bars on a wooden board

If you’re looking for a convenient fall dessert recipe, I’ve got you covered. These pumpkin pie bars are like pumpkin pie but so much easier to make! The homemade pumpkin pie filling is smooth, creamy, and seasoned with plenty of pumpkin spice and rests on a simple almond flour crust. They had topped with cinnamon sugar for some extra. Utterly irresistible!

sliced vegan pumpkin pie bars arranged on a piece of parchment paper

Subtly spiced and perfectly sweet, these easy vegan pumpkin pie bars are perfect for all gatherings and parties around Thanksgiving. You have all the flavor of pumpkin pie without the fuss of traditional pie crust. What’s not to love?

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars

Easy to throw together, these vegan pumpkin pie bars are perfect for when you don’t want to make an actual pumpkin pie but still want to have the same flavor. The homemade almond flour crust holds together well and is the perfect base for the dairy-free pumpkin pie filling. Serve as is or topped with coconut cream!

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time1 hr

Chilling1 hr

Total Time2 hrs 15 mins

Course: Dessert, Snack

Cuisine: American

Keyword: easy pumpkin pie bars, pumpkin pie bar recipe, vegan pumpkin bars

Servings: 6

Calories: 254kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (56 g) almond flour
  • 1/2 cup (62.5 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp (1/4 ) salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2.5 tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2.5-3 tbsp (36.97 ml) oil or melted vegan butter

For the Pumpkin Layer:

  • 1 cup (245 g) pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie mix
  • 1/3 cup (43 g) cashews , soaked in hot water for at least 20 minutes.
  • 1/4 cup (59.15 ml) maple syrup
  • 2 tsp cornstarch or tapioca starch
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix the almond flour, flour, salt, cinnamon and sugar unil well combined.

  • Add the oil and mix in until the mixture resenbles crumbs, and is slightly sticky. It wont be very sticky, but it will stick really well when it bakes.

  • Transfer this mixture to a parchment lined 9×5 inch loaf pan, and press evenly using a spatula.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, make the pumpkin pie layer.

  • Blend all of the ingredients untl the cashews are broken down and already creamy.

  • You may need to add 1-2 tbsp of non-dairy milk, depending on your blender, and the moisture content in the pumpkin puree for the mixture to blend into a smooth state.

  • Take the loaf pan out of the oven, transfer the blended pumpkin mixture into the pan and even it out. You can also top this with 2 tsp of sugar, and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon for a cinnamon sugar topping.

  • Put the loaf pan back in the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the top layer is set. Check in the center, the pumpkin layer should not be jiggly.

  • Remove the loaf pan from the oven and let it cool completely before removing from the pan.

  • Chill the bars for at least an hour and then slice and serve.The bars can be stored in the refrigerator for 5 days

Notes

  • For Glutenfree, use oat flour or a gf blend instead of all purpose flour
  • For Nutfree, use coconut cream instead of cashews in the pumpkin filling and add 2 tsp more cornstarch. For the crust, use a regular pie crust of choice (flour, oil/vegan butter) 
  • for Oilfree, use 2 tbsp smooth almond butter and a few tsp maple syrup
  • If you do not have pumpkin pie spice you can make your own by blending 1/2 tsp cinnamon with 1/8 tsp each of ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom
    These bars can be stored in the refrigerator for 5 days

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars

Amount Per Serving

Calories 254 Calories from Fat 126

% Daily Value*

Fat 14g22%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 63mg3%

Potassium 173mg5%

Carbohydrates 30g10%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 14g16%

Protein 5g10%

Vitamin A 6355IU127%

Vitamin C 2mg2%

Calcium 49mg5%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients for Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars:

  • the crust for these pie bars is made using a blend of almond flour and regular flour.
  • coconut sugar adds a tad of sweetness but you can use brown sugar instead.
  • some oil helps the crust hold together.
  • for the pumpkin layer, we use pumpkin puree. You can use storebought or homemade puree.
  • cashews add some more creaminess to these bars – make sure to soak them.
  • maple syrup adds the perfect round sweetness to complement the pumpkin’s natural sweetness in the filling.
  • cornstarch helps firm the pumpkin filling up as the bars bake.
  • It would not be pumpkin pie without pumpkin pie spice and lots of vanilla
  • For glutenfree : use oat flour or a gf blend instead of all purpose

Tips & Variations:

  • Serve these vegan bars as they are or top them with coconut cream!
  • blend the pumpkin filling until the cashews are completely blended tor the best texture. I do this in warm water but you can soak them in cold water in the fridge overnight.
  • If you do not have pumpkin pie spice you can make your own by blending 1/2 tsp cinnamon with 1/8 tsp each of ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom.
  • Make sure to make this recipe ahead of time to allow for some time for chilling.
  • This recipe is for 1 standard loaf pan but can easily be doubled to feed a bigger crowd.

ingredients used for making vegan pumpkin pie bars

How to make Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars

In a bowl, mix the almond flour, flour, salt, cinnamon, and sugar until well combined. Add the oil and mix in until the mixture resembles crumbs, and is slightly sticky. It won’t be very sticky, but it will stick really well when it bakes. Transfer this mixture to a parchment-lined 9×5 inch loaf pan, and press evenly using a spatula.

almond flour crust in a glass loaf pan

Bake at crust at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, make the pumpkin pie layer.

Blend all of the ingredients until the cashews are broken down and already creamy. You may need to add 1-2 tbsp of non-dairy milk, depending on your blender and the moisture content in the pumpkin puree for the mixture to blend into a smooth texture.

pumpkin pie filling being added to crust in loaf pan

Take the loaf pan out of the oven, transfer the blended pumpkin mixture into the pan, and even it out. You can also top this with 2 tsp of sugar, and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon for a cinnamon sugar topping.

Put the loaf pan back in the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the top layer is set. Check in the center, the pumpkin layer should not be jiggly. Remove the loaf pan from the oven and let it cool completely before removing from the pan.

HOW TO STORE PUMPKIN PIE BARS?

Store these bars in the refrigerator for 5 days or freeze them.

stacked vegan pumpkin pie bars

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