When I think of fall, I immediately think of pumpkin pie but wanted to change it up a bit this year. So I‘ve updated the traditional pumpkin pie to pumpkin squares. They have a creamy texture with lots of pumpkin pie flavor. These can be served as a dessert with whipped coconut cream or as a breakfast treat with a cup of tea.

Four pumpkin pie squares with crumbly crust and pecans on top on a board.

Click the PLAY button below to hear me walk you through the steps of how to make these sweet pumpkin pie squares.

A glass baking dish filled with pumpkin pie on top of a homemade oatmeal crust.

 

  1. Combine the crust ingredients (gluten-free crust!) in a food processor until it forms a dough consistency and bake for 20 minutes in the baking dish.
  2. Combine all the pumpkin pie filling ingredients in a bowl and add to the baked crust. Bake for another 45 minutes, slice and serve with candied pecans on top.
  3. EAT!

Note: These can seem a little bit crumbly when you’re slicing them so be sure to use a sharp knife to slice the squares all the way through for an even piece!

Pumpkin spice pie bars on a slate topped with four pecans each.

Quick pumpkin desserts are everyone’s favorite this time of year and these healthy pumpkin pie bars are adorable to serve for Thanksgiving and they’re ideal to make any time during the holiday season when everyone is yearning for delicious desserts that don’t weigh you down with refined sugar and gunky ingredients!

If you haven’t made pumpkin pie squares before, I highly suggest you make these ultra-easy pumpkin pie squares for your family….you won’t be disappointed! The oatmeal crust is so quick and easy to make; you can use it for other squares and pie recipes if desired.

Make these squares for your holiday parties and everyone will be begging you for the recipe. They are THAT good.

A bunch of square pumpkin pie bites topped with pecans sitting on a counter.


Delicious gooey pumpkin pie treats on top of a crumbly oatmeal crust, cut into squares, on a slate.

  

          

Pumpkin Pie Squares with Oatmeal Crust
Serves: 16
Four pumpkin pie squares with crumbly crust and pecans on top on a board.
 
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These pumpkin squares are an update on traditional pumpkin pie. They have a creamy texture with lots of pumpkin pie flavor. These can be served as a dessert with whipped coconut cream or as a breakfast treat with a cup of tea.

Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 6 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4-6 Tbsp melted coconut oil

Filling

  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 4 Tbsp water
  • 1 15oz can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 Tbsp full-fat coconut milk (BPA-free can)
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Topping

  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Grease 8x8 inch baking dish with 1/2 tsp coconut oil and set aside.

  3. Mix together ground flax seed and purified water and set aside until ready to make the filling.

Crust

  1. Place in food processor, pecans, oats, dates, sea salt and 4 Tbsp coconut oil to start, adding a Tbsp at a time up to 6 Tbsp, until crumb will hold together. I found 5 Tbsp worked best for me. 

  2. Remove from processor and press crumb mixture into prepared dish. I used a piece of parchment paper to help press into the dish, so crumb didn’t stick to my fingers. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

Filling

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, add the pumpkin puree, and ground flax seed mixture, whisk together until combined. 

  2. Now add to a separate small bowl, coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract, whisk together. Combine the coconut milk mixture with the pumpkin mixture, then add in pumpkin pie spice and sea salt, mix well.

  3. Pour pumpkin filling over prepared crust and bake for 45-55 minutes. The center might be a little jiggly but will set up as it cools. You will notice that edges are set. While the filling is baking in the oven you can prepare your topping.

Topping

  1. Prepare a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Preheat a small nonstick pan on stovetop to medium heat. Add pecans, maple syrup, and salt, stirring continuously until there is no liquid left in the pan, about 2-4 minutes. You will notice the syrup has caramelized and coated the pecans. The coating will be soft but will harden. 

  3. Remove from heat and spread on the prepared baking sheet, making sure they aren’t touching each other. It will take 20-30 minutes to set up. 

  4. Once the pumpkin spice pie squares are set you can decorate with your candied pecans on top and serve. Keep in a stored container in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Pie Squares with Oatmeal Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Potassium 170mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.6%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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