Satisfy your pumpkin spice cravings with these quick and easy pumpkin bars with maple pecan glaze.
So here we are, fall has officially begun and pumpkin madness has been in full swing since the start of September.
Every year I feel like the last one to arrive at the party, holding out on summer as long as I can before surrendering to all things pumpkin and spice. Store shelves are lined with everything pumpkin and I have to admit; even I am not immune to the allure of the new season and its promise of crisp mornings, cozy sweaters and all the pumpkin goodness that comes along with it. So while you may already be fully immersed in all things fall I’m just dipping my toes in with these pumpkin spice bars.
The wonderful combination of warming fall spices in these bars makes for a pretty irresistible treat. There are all the usual players like cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg that lend their warmth and spice without being overpowering and pumpkin of course for flavor and it’s lovely orange hue that defines this season.
The bars themselves have a texture reminiscent of pumpkin bread, fluffy and tender yet with a bit of spring to it. It’s an easy recipe that bakes up quickly, so you can whip up a batch whenever the pumpkin spice cravings strike. And of course, as usual the bars are gluten-free, grain-free and refined sugar free so you can also feel good about eating them for a snack, dessert or even breakfast.
One of these bars and a cup of hot cider and you’ve got all those cozy fall flavors covered!
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