gluten-free frosted pumpkin bars

Gluten-Free Frosted Pumpkin Bars

  • Author: Bridget Towery|Baking with Bridget


Moist and full of flavor, these gluten-free pumpkin bars are a great way to celebrate fall! You won’t believe how easy they are to make!



Ingredients for Pumpkin Bars:

  • 2 cups of cane sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups gluten-free almond blend flour
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted


Directions for Pumpkin Bars:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Grease a 13 x 9 inch glass baking dish and set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and eggs.
  3. Sift together the dry ingredients. Add butter and dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Beat until well mixed.
  4. Spread the batter into glass baking dish. Bake 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool and frost with cream cheese frosting recipe below.

Instructions for Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the above ingredients. Beat three minutes or until creamy.
  2. If the frosting is too thick, add in 1/4 teaspoon milk until desired consistency is reached.


Add 1 cup of walnuts or pecans to the recipe.

Add 1 cup of raisins to the recipe.

The batter will be thick. Be sure to spread it evenly in the baking dish.

Keywords: gluten-free frosted pumpkin bars

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