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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars With An Almond-Oatmeal Crust


  • Author: Joscelyn Abreu
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 16 squares 1x

Description

These cheesecake bars are made a little healthier by using coconut sugar and have an almond-oatmeal crust, making them gluten-free!


Ingredients

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Crust:

Pumpkin Filling:


Instructions

To Make The Crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. In the bowl of a food processor, combine oats, almonds, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Pulse mixture until crumbly. Add coconut oil and blend until combined. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a coffee grinder to break down oats and almonds or chop finely with a knife, then combine with other ingredients in a bowl. Pour mixture into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper or foil. Press evenly to the bottom of the pan. Place crust into the 350F oven to pre-bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool while you prepare the filling.

To Make The Filling:

  1. Place cream cheese into a mixing bowl and beat until fluffy. Pour in sugar and continue to beat until well combined. Add eggs one at a time, blending until well incorporated. Mix in pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Pour filling onto the prepared crust and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until center is set.

Notes

*If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, you can use 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, and a pinch each of ground ginger and cloves.

  • Category: Dessert, Gluten-Free