Pumpkin Crumb Bars




Ingredients

1 ¼ cups white whole wheat, oat or almond flour
1 ¼ cups old fashioned rolled oats
½ tsp. coarse salt
½ tsp. baking soda
½ cup honey
½ cup packed light-brown sugar
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Ice cold water {optional}
½ cup fat free sweetened condensed milk
½ cup low fat evaporated milk
15 oz. can pumpkin puree
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, oats, salt and baking soda. Stir in honey and brown sugar and mix until no clumps remain. Stir vanilla into melted butter and pour mixture over dry ingredients. Using a spoon, stir mixture until evenly moistened. If it is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of ice water at a time until it has a formed consistency. Sprinkle half of the crumb mixture into the bottom of a greased 8×8 baking dish and gently press into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together milks, pumpkin, eggs and pumpkin pie spice until well blended. Pour mixture over crumb crust in baking dish and spread into an even layer.  Sprinkle top evenly with remaining crumb mixture.  Bake in preheated oven 25-30 minutes, until lightly golden.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool at room temperature. Once cool, cover and refrigerate 30 minutes to 1 hour, then remove and cut into squares.  Store in airtight container in the refrigerator.

Serves 16