Pumpkin Bars (Gluten-free)

These are a family favorite – especially this time of year. They make your whole house smell wonderful and welcoming to someone coming Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frostinginside on a raw November day. The only difficulty with them is they are addicting.

Beat together:

 4 eggs

¾ cup of Canola oil

1 ½ cup sugar

2 cups of fresh pumpkin or 1 15 – 16 oz can of pumpkin

2 teaspoons cinnamon

¾ teaspoon each of nutmeg, cloves,&  ginger

 Sift together then add to the mixture above:

2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill, or a mixture of ½ cup brown rice flour, ½ cup corn flour, ½ cup sorghum flour, ½ cup garbanzo bean flour)

2 teaspoons baking powder (gluten-free)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum (Four eggs have great binding power so this ingredient is optional in this recipe).

 Mix well.

 Grease bottom of a 15” x 10” x 3” baking pan. Pour batter into pan and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.  Cool on a rack.  

 Frost with cream cheese frosting or sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar.