These Vegan Pumpkin Spice Squares are the perfect bite of Fall flavor! These are the perfect balance of sweet and spice, and make a wonderful Fall treat!

Pumpkin Spice Squares [Vegan]

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Serves

9

Cooking Time

30

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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 + 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbs ground flax + 3 tbs warm water)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon melted vegan butter

Glaze:

  • 5-6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 – 1 1/2 tablespoons dairy free milk
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Preparation

For the Squares:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare an 8×8 square pan by greasing and/or lining with parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together ground flax and warm water. Set aside to thicken.
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together all dry ingredients (flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt). Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, mix the butter and brown sugar using a stand or hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  6. Add the pure pumpkin, flax egg and vanilla extract to the butter/sugar mixture and mix again.
  7. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir (by hand) until combined.
  8. Spread batter into prepped square pan.
  9. In a small bowl, combine and mix all topping ingredients (sugar, cinnamon and melted butter) and spoon over top of the batter, spreading evenly.
  10. Bake for 23-27 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Cool completely before topping with glaze.

For the Glaze:

  1. Prepare the glaze by combining powdered sugar and dairy-free milk until desired consistency is reached, adding more sugar or milk to thicken or thin the glaze
  2. Drizzle over cooled squares
  3. Cut into thirds both ways for 9 larger squares or quarters both ways for 16 smaller squares
  4. Enjoy!
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