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pumpkin bars with sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.

Vegan Pumpkin Bars w/ Cream Cheese Frosting

Liv King
October is here so that means pumpkin EVERY THING. Just kidding. I kind of claim cinnamon as my favorite fall flavor but pumpkin is nice and complements cinnamon very well so that's what the base is of these delicious Vegan Pumpkin Bars w/ Cream Cheese Frosting. These are light, not overly sweet thanks to the tartness of the cream cheese, and are very simple to throw together. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 9

Ingredients
  

Vegan Pumpkin Bars:

  • 1 1/3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 cup Melted Vegan Butter
  • 3/4 cup Pumpkin Purée
  • 3/4 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Aquafaba

Cream Cheese Frosting: 

  • 1/2 cup Vegan Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Softened Vegan Butter
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Whisk together the all purpose flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted vegan butter, coconut sugar, and pumpkin purée.
  • Whisk the aquafaba by hand until light and frothy in a small bowl. Not looking for stiff peaks or anything, just frothy. It will turn white and bubbly. Add the aquafaba to the wet ingredients and use a spatula to combine.
  • Combine the dry and the wet ingredients and fold until just combined. Don't over mix.
  • Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. Pour the batter in the pan and spread evenly. Bake for 35-40 or until you can press down gently on the center of the cake and it bounces back. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  • Once cool, make the frosting by combining soften butter and cream cheese to the bowl of a stand mixer. Can also do this with a hand mixer. Whip the cream cheese and butter together and then add in the powdered sugar. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy.
  • Frost the pumpkin bars. Cut in to 9-12 bars and serve!
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