Gluten Free Brown Sugar Spice Pumpkin Bars

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by LARavenscroft

A recipe found on the internet (not sure where as it was saved in a word document) - modified from the original version. Makes the house smell like pumpkin pie and the brown sugar frosting is wonderful!

Top Review by Crevytune

These were delicious! I did not follow the recipe exactly since I had 1 1/2 cup of pumpkin I was trying to use up, and I left out the nuts because of allergies. I also did not make the icing but it was scrumptious and I will definitely make it again. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  3. Beat the eggs till blended; add the oil and beat to combine.
  4. Add the brown sugar and mix well.
  5. Add the pumpkin and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  6. Add remaining ingredients (except nuts) and mix just until combined.
  7. Gently fold in the nuts.
  8. Pour batter into the pan and spread evenly.
  9. 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 comes out clean.
  10. Cool on a wire rack.
  11. While cake is cooling, place the butter, brown sugar and apple cider into a small saucepan.
  12. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture is smooth and begins to bubble.
  13. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  14. Pour the brown sugar mixture into a mixing bowl and add the vanilla and spices, and beat.
  15. Add the powdered sugar, a little at a time and beat until smooth adding more sugar if needed to thicken.
  16. Frost the bars.

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