Pumpkin Pie Spice Bars

Double the oats to get a stiffer, more brownie-like texture.

Double the oats to get a stiffer, more brownie-like texture.

This recipe is delicious and kid friendly since it does not contain a ton of sugar, but only ¼ cup of maple syrup distributed over 9 bars! I feel great about feeding these bars to my 1 year old daughter since the bulk of the bar is made of beans and pumpkin. The texture is creamy and
delicious, just like pumpkin pie or a soft cheesecake. The quick oats help the bars stand up when sliced. 100% plant-based and guilt-free!

Ingredients:
(1) 15 oz can of any white bean, rinsed (I use Cannellini beans)
(1) 15 oz can pure pumpkin
2 Whole bananas
3 Teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
¼ Cup pure maple syrup
2 Tablespoons peanut butter
½ Cup quick oats
Preheat the oven to 350F. Combine all ingredients except oats in a food processor and process on high until smooth and creamy.

This recipe is perfect for holiday desserts!

This recipe is perfect for holiday desserts!

Transfer to a large bowl and stir in oats until well combined, then spread the mixture into a square 9×9 baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and the center is firm to the touch. Allow the bars to cool completely before slicing or eating because they will firm up as they cool. The pumpkin flavor also intensifies the next day. Refrigerate overnight before slicing and serving if possible.

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3 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pie Spice Bars

  1. These look AMAZING!!!!! White beans, pumpkin and peanut butter all in one bar?!!!! I don’t think they could get much better! Well, maybe if they had chocolate… You are a genious! I can’t wait to give them a try!

    • Thanks, and they really are amazing! I wish I could claim credit though, this recipe is adapted from a Forks Over Knives pumpkin bar recipe. They include as much brown sugar as maple syrup. This week I’m trying them without any additional sweetener besides the bananas–they’re sweet enough!

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