Edited: Now that Certified Gluten Free Oats are so readily available, I like to use them instead of the quinoa flakes sometimes for a change of pace. We like them both ways!
Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Streusel Bars
Author: Angela Litzinger @ test.angelaskitchen.com
Recipe type: gluten free, dairy free, desserts, snacks
- For the topping:
- ¼ cup gluten and dairy free margarine or coconut oil, room temperature
- ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
- ½ cup quinoa flakes or gluten free certified rolled oats
- ⅓ cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
- 4 tablespoons ground golden flax seed
- 2 tablespoons sorghum flour
- 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- For bars:
- 1½ cup packed dark brown sugar
- ½ cup mild tasting oil
- 3 eggs (or 3 T ground flax seed mixed with 9 T hot water until thick)
- 2 cups pumpkin puree
- 2½ teaspoons gluten free vanilla extract
- 2 cups gluten free bean based flour blend ( or 7 T garbfava, 3½ T sorghum flour, ⅔ c corn starch, and ⅔ c tapioca starch)
- 1⅛ teaspoons xanthan gum
- 1⅛ teaspoons baking soda
- 1⅛ teaspoons baking powder (if egg free, increase to 1 teaspoon)
- 2¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1⅛ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ⅓ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Oil a 10″ X 15″ jelly roll pan.
- For topping: In a small bowl, blend together topping ingredients. I find this is easiest to do by just digging in and using my hands. Mix until well blended and crumbly. Set aside until called for in recipe.
- For bars: In a mixing bowl of a stand mixer, beat brown sugar, oil and eggs until well combined. Add pumpkin and vanilla and blend well.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the rest of the ingredients. Add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix until just combined. Scrape down sided of bowl and mix again.
- Pour the batter into prepared baking pan. Sprinkling on evenly, crumble topping ingredients on top of batter. Bake in a pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center emerges clean. For cleanest sliced edges, allow bars to cool before slicing.