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You will be hooked with one bite of these gluten free pumpkin pie bars. These scrumptious bars have a shortbread crust filled with sweet pumpkin pie. They are then topped with a sweet crumble topping! Make them in about 35 minutes!

A pumpkin pie bar on a small white plate.

I am in love with this creamy gluten free pumpkin pie bars recipe. It is like eating hand-help pieces of pumpkin pie! The shortbread crust holds the pumpkin pie filling perfectly.

I am a self-proclaimed pumpkin fanatic. If you are as well, check out all of my delicious gluten free pumpkin recipes!

Why This Recipe Is Great:

  1. You get all of that yummy pumpkin pie flavor in an easy-to-eat bar.
  2. The crumb topping is really light and tasty!
  3. Serve this fall dessert at any holiday get-together!
  4. If you are a pumpkin spice lover, this will be your new favorite gluten free dessert!
  5. I include a coconut-free version. Just see the FAQ section below for this information.
  6. There is an easy dairy-free option! Most of my gluten free pumpkin recipes have dairy-free options. If you ever need help figuring out how to eliminate dairy in one of my recipes, just reach out via my contact form!
  7. If you are looking for an easy gluten free pumpkin crumble bars recipe, this is an easy recipe to make. All you need are a few simple ingredients!

Made these for thanksgiving and instead of the coconut, I ground pecans in a food processor and it tasted great!!”

Shay L., Pinterest comment

Thank you! I made this and everyone loved it! I loved this better than the pumpkin pie recipe I found from another website. 👏

Emily W., Facebook comment
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King Arthur, Measure for Measure Flour 3 lbs

This is one of my favorite gluten-free flour blends for cookies, cakes, pie crust, biscuits, and muffins! (Do not use this flour blend for yeast recipes.)

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Ingredient Notes:

Photos of the pumpkin pie bars ingredients.
  • Gluten Free Flour Blend – Most blends should work in this recipe. I tested it with King Arthur’s Measure for Measure Gluten Free Blend. and Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend.
  • Xanthan Gum – If your blend doesn’t contain xanthan or guar gum, add one teaspoon.
  • Shredded Coconut – Use unsweetened.
  • Pumpkin Puree – Use pure pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling.
  • Sweet Condensed Milk – You can use either regular condensed milk or dairy-free coconut milk condensed milk.
  • Butter – Use unsalted butter. If you are dairy-free, use a dairy-free butter like Earth Balance. Find out if Butter Is Gluten Free, it should be, but it is always good to double-check!
  • Egg – Size Large.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice – You can easily find premixed pumpkin pie spice for sale. If not, use 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon allspice.

I make a lot of bar recipes. I also have delicious Gluten Free Pumpkin Bars that are a good cross between a cookie and a snack cake!

Two gluten free pumpkin pie bars stacked on top of each other.

Recipe Step By Step Directions:

This recipe is very easy to make. Before you start, preheat your oven to 350º F and make sure the oven rack is in the middle position.

Photos of steps 1 and 2 making pumpkin pie bars.

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, add the gluten free flour, shredded coconut, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to blend.

Add the melted butter and mix. The mixture will look very crumbly. Do not add more butter.

Step 2: In a medium bowl, add the pumpkin puree, condensed milk, pumpkin pie spice, and egg. Whisk to blend the wet ingredients.

Photos of steps 3 and 4 making pumpkin pie crumble bars.

Step 3: Put parchment paper down in a baking dish. I used an 8×8 baking dish. If you prefer, you can grease the pan. Either way would be fine. Pour half of the crust mixture into the pan.

Step 4: Press the crust mixture flat. Be sure it covers the whole bottom of the pan.

An 8x8 baking dish with the uncooked pumpkin pie bars.

Step 5: Pour the pumpkin mixture over the crust. Take the remaining crust mixture and sprinkle the crumbles on top of the pumpkin pie filling.

Step 6: Bake the gluten free pumpkin pie bars at 350º F for 35 minutes. The actual baking time will vary depending on the pan size you use.

The baked pumpkin pie bars in an 8x8 pan.

Remove the bars from the oven and allow them to cool to room temperature on the stove. Move the bars to the refrigerator. Cool for one hour before cutting.

Tips and Recipe FAQ:

Should pumpkin pie bars be refrigerated?

Yes, you should always store the gluten free pumpkin pie bars in the refrigerator. Store them in an airtight container.

How long will these pumpkin pie bars keep fresh?

These pumpkin pie bars will keep fresh for up to four days.

How do you make these bars coconut-free?

If you want to make these bars coconut-free, make the crust from this Gluten Free Raspberry Bars recipe.

How do you make these bars dairy-free?

You can make these pumpkin bars dairy-free by using dairy-free butter and dairy-free coconut condensed milk.

Can you make these pumpkin pie bars vegan?

If you want to make these gluten free pumpkin pie bars vegan, use an egg replacer like Just Egg instead of the egg.

sliced pumpkin bars close up.

More Gluten Free Pumpkin Recipes:

A pumpkin pie bar on a small white plate.

Easy Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Bars

Sandi Gaertner
Delicious homemade gluten free pumpkin pie bars. These pumpkin bars have a shortbread crust, creamy pumpkin pie middle, and then are topped with a sweet crumb topping!
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5 from 14 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Gluten Free Cookies and Bar Recipes, Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bars
Calories 362 kcal

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Ingredients
  

Crust and Crumble

  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend * see note
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder aluminum-free
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut *see notes for coconut free option.
  • 11 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted *see notes for dairy-free option.

Pumpkin Pie Filling

  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree don't use pumpkin pie filling!
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk regular or coconut dairy-free
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • dash of salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350º F and set the oven rack to the middle position.
  • In a large bow, add the crust ingredients. Mix until you have a crumbly mixture.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the pumpkin filling ingredients and whisk to blend them together.
  • Line an 8×8 or 9×9 pan with parchment paper, or grease the pan.
  • Add half of the crust mixture to the pan and use your hands or the bottom of a glass to press the crust mixture down.
  • Pour the pumpkin mixture over this and use a spoon to spread it out to ensure it is evenly distributed across the bottom of the pan.
  • Take the remaining crust mixture and scatter the crumbs over the top of the pumpkin mixture.
  • Bake for 35 minutes. Cool then put into the refrigerator to get cold. Slice the gluten free pumpkin pie bars when they are cold.

Notes

  1. You can use any gluten free flour blend to make this recipe. Add one teaspoon if your blend doesn’t contain xanthan or guar gum.
  2. If you can’t eat coconut, make the crust recipe from my gluten free raspberry bars recipe.
  3. If you are dairy-free, use dairy-free butter and coconut-based condensed milk. (A few brands make this.)
  4. If you want to make these gluten free pumpkin pie bars vegan, use an egg replacer called Just Egg.
  5. Store these bars in the refrigerator in an airtight container. They will keep fresh for up to 4 days. You can also freeze them.

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1barCalories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 7gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 119mgPotassium: 238mgFiber: 3gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 5985IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 133mgIron: 2mg
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29 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is so fabulous, I think I will probably never make pumpkin pie again. I would call it a dessert, but will cut it into bar shapes for a gathering tomorrow. I did not have coconut in the house so did not add that in.

  2. 5 stars
    We had 20 here for Thanksgiving, and I was the only one gluten free . Everyone loved these pumpkin bars! 2 days later, the shortbread crust is still perfect.

  3. On step one there is no mention of adding an egg to make the crust, but in the recipe an egg is included in the recipe. Was that an error or can the crust be made without an egg?

    1. Just read that last comment. I did add the egg to the crust mixture because it days say that in the recipe for the crust. I’m baking them now so we will find out.

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