Pumpkin Pecan Crumble Bars
These pumpkin pecan crumble bars are the perfect auttumn dessert. The nutty base and crumble paired with the sweet pumpkin layer makes this such an lovely dessert. If you don't have some of the ingredients, you can easily swap them. For example, you could swap the pecans for any other nut (almonds would be great) and you could swap the tahini for any other nut butter (such as almond or peanut). Give your own twist to the recipe!
Recipe (serves 9)
Prep time: 50 minutes Ingredients:
1 cup spelt flour
1 1/4 cup ground pecans
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup thick oatmeal
2 tablespoons tahini
2.5 cups (540 grams) pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons arrowoot powder
1/2 cup dairy free milk
2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup pecans for toppings
First, preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
Combine the spelt flour, 1 1/4 cup ground pecan nuts, 10 tablespoons maple syrup, tahini, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until a dough is formed. Divide the dough by two.
Transfer half of the mixture into a square baking tin lined with baking paper and press the dough down with a spatula. Place in the oven for 10 minutes.
2 tablespoons arrowroot powderpkin puree, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, coconut sugar, arrowroot powder, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract to a sauce pan. Whisk the mixture until smooth. Heat it up and continue whisking. Turn off the heat before the mixture starts boiling.
Take the crust out of the oven after 10 minutes and pour the mixture on top of the crust.
Now, you're gonna get the other half of the dough and fold in the thick rolled oats.
Spread the crumble, as well as the whole pecans, on top.
Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until the top is getting golden brown.
Let it cool down and enjoy! I'd love to see if you recreate my recipe. Tag me @nourishingfoods and I will feature you :)