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October 10, 2008

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Bars

These gluten free pumpkin bars are moist, chewy and absolutely delicious! Check it out, they even freeze well.

2 large Organic eggs
1/3 cup extra light olive oil or vegetable oil
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup Organic pumpkin puree (or use the Organic Canned Pumpkin Pie Mix and just add the cinnamon**)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups Pamela’s Ultimate Baking Mix - or use some other Mix *see other recipes at Healthyfishies
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice** (or about a 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon each of nutmeg, cloves, allspice, ginger)
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.

Beat the eggs; add the oil and beat to combine. Add the brown sugar and mix until smooth. Add the pumpkin and vanilla, beat until well mixed. Add the baking mix and spices; and mix just until the batter is smooth. Add in the nuts (optional) and stir by hand to combine.
Pour the batter into the baking pan and spread evenly. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the bars are firm and a wooden pick inserted into the center emerges clean.
Cool on a wire rack. Frost when cool.

Brown Sugar Frosting
4 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup packed brown sugar (light is nice)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar, as needed

Combine the butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Heat on medium heat, stirring constantly. When the mixture is smooth and begins to bubble, remove the pan from heat and allow it to cool slightly.
Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl. Add the vanilla and spices, and beat until well mixed. Add the powdered sugar, a little at a time and beat until smooth; add more sugar as needed to thicken the frosting.
Frost, makes 15 to 18 bars.

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Gluten free poppyseed dressing

1 cup olive or grapeseed oil
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
1/3 cup honey–can use sugar instead
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 Tablespoon poppyseeds
1 Tablespoon diced shallots (optional)

Add ingrediants to shaker. Shake very well. Refrigerate overnight. Before using… take out in plenty of time before serving to allow honey to mix well.

Please feel free to experiment with the measurements to your own taste. :-) for example, I like mine with red onions and extra mustard

enjoy! I love this dressing on a romaine and spinach salad with strawberries and candied walnuts. Also on a romaine salad with chicken breast and mandarin oranges - yum.

Feel free to stop by Healthyfishies for more free information like this :-)

Entry Filed under: Foodies, dairy free, gluten free. Tags: brown sugar frosting, gluten free, poppyseed dressing, pumpkin, pumpkin bars, pumpkin spice, salad dressing.

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