Pumpkin Bars~ Almond Flour Crust

Pumpkin Bars~ With Almond Flour Crust

*yields 16 squares

*You can also make these bars without the crust

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 tablespoons of butter or coconut oil ~melted
  • 1 cup of almond flour 
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp of baking soda
  • 10 cinnamon somersaults –crushed

Filling:

  • 1 cup of pumpkin
  • ¼ cup of peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of butter 
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 tsp of almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons of heavy cream or ¼ cup of coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons of almond milk or water 
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut palm sugar or honey
  • 2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • ¼ cup of almond flour
  • Powdered sugar to sprinkle on top

Preparation 

  1. For the crust: preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the crust ingredients and press into a lined 8×8 baking dish, using moist hands.
  2. Bake the crust for 8 minutes.
  3. In another mixing bowl, beat the eggs and add the remainder of the filling ingredients.  
  4. Pour the filling into the cooled crust. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Sprinkle it with powdered sugar and top with whipped cream.