Pumpkin Bars

Author: on

Recipe Category: Dessert

Recipe Tag: Gluten Free, Vegetarian

  • Prep Time

    10 Minutes

  • Cooking Time

    35 Minutes

  • Total Time

    45 Minutes

This recipe comes from one of my favorite gluten-free cookbooks, "Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Cooking" by a former coworker of mine, Susan O'Brien. I love this recipe because it's a tasty dessert that's not too sweet and it's virtually guilt free. Enjoy!


  • 2 cups sorghum flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup agave nectar
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (14-ounce) can pureed pumpkin
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. In a medium-size bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. 
  2. In large bowl, beat together the agave nectar and oil until smooth. Add the eggs, pumpkin, and applesauce.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in the nuts.
  4. Spread batter in a ungreased 9" x 11" baking pan and bake for 25-35 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean). Cool on a wire rack and cut into squares.

Makes 18-24 bars