More Pumpkin! I just can’t get enough of it!
This recipe is a half cheater, half home made with love. I was at one of my favorite stores yesterday (Grocery Outlet- AMAZING!!) and a I found so many pre-made gluten free cake mixes and cookie mixes, it was pretty amazing. I know that people have mixed reviews about buying pre-made gluten free mixes.
There are both pros and cons for pre-made gluten free mixes:
1. If you are gluten free and need to take a dessert to someone else’s party or potluck, its never fun to bring something and have it sit there looking sad and crumbly. I love pre-made mixes for this kind of situation. They are a sure bet for something yummy that you can contribute to the potluck and not have people steer away from your “gluten free cardboard”. I have yet to totally master the gluten free baked good by scratch, so when in doubt, I will take one of these babies. Which brings me to my next point:
2. If you are looking to splurge on something that you won’t have to pay for in your gut and your joints…these are great to make. I tend to feel pretty achy and headachy after I eat gluten, so I like to be able to splurge on something that might have sugar, but isn’t going to make me pay in other ways too.
1. You usually can’t control the sugar content or what type of sugar you would like to use.
2. These products are super high in carbs, and if you are looking to cut those down, these are not the solution! This is why I consider these items a splurge.
- 1 Package Sweet Goodness Pan Bars Mix
- 3 Large Eggs
- ¾ Cup Vegetable Oil or Coconut Oil
- 1 15 oz. Can Pumpkin
- 1 Cup Gluten Free Oatmeal
- 1 TBSP Cinnamon
- 1 TBSP Nutmeg
- 1 TBSP Vanilla
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- ¾ Cup Toasted Walnuts (Optional, but oh so yummy!)
- Pre-heat Oven to 350. Grease 9x13 pan. Pour all ingredients into mixer & mix for 2 minutes. I waited to put my walnuts on half of my pan because my kids don't like nuts. Pour into greased pan. Bake for 25-30 Min (always underbake, says my husband!) Cool and enjoy.