Pumpkin Pie Crumble Bars

by megan on September 21, 2009


This is one of my new favorite pumpkin recipes. I predict that I will be making this several times this Fall! It is so crumbly and full of sweet, cinnamon, pumpkin flavor! Believe it or not, this recipe is vegan. I used cornstarch instead of eggs, and soy milk instead of milk. If you want to use eggs and milk, you certainly can. For every 2 tablespoons of cornstarch use one egg, and use equal amounts of milk as soy milk. I also used Betty Crocker’s Gluten Free Cake mix, but using Duncan Hines Yellow Cake mix would make it vegan too.


This dessert tastes wonderful alone, but adding whipped cream or a little vanilla ice cream would definitely kick it up a notch. Adding Haggen-Dazs Brown Sugar ice cream would take this treat to an entirely different level of tastiness! I am thinking I also might try this recipe using a spice cake mix to see how that pairs with the pumpkin filling. I think it might be quite the flavor combination!


Pumpkin Pie Crumble Bars


1 pkg. yellow cake mix

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

2 cup oats

1 cup canola oil

6 tbsp cornstarch

2/3 cup soymilk

1 can (30 oz) pumpkin pie mix


  1. Mix the cake mix, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, 2 tbsp cornstarch, and oats together.
  2. Add the oil and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix pumpkin pie mix, soymilk, and 4 tbsp cornstarch until well blended.
  4. Pat half of the dough into a prepared 13 x 9-inch pan.
  5. Spoon the pumpkin filling over the dough.
  6. Crumble the rest of the dough over the pumpkin filling.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
  8. Cool. Cut into servings and ENJOY!


{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

maria September 21, 2009 at 3:01 am

Yum! I really need to bust out the fall recipes. Bookmarking this one!

Lauren @ Team Giles September 21, 2009 at 3:09 am

yum!! I just bought some pumpkin today too, I gotta try these

*Andrea* September 21, 2009 at 5:11 am

holy yum those look amazinggggg

Lauren September 21, 2009 at 10:45 am

These bars are just what I’ve been craving! Wow, they look way too amazing.

Do you think I could use Canned Pumpkin instead of the pumpkin pie filling? I was thinking of adding a mashed banana to the pumpkin to add some sweetness? I guess I could experiment with it.

Thanks so much for this recipe. I can’t wait to make them!

Duchess of Fork September 21, 2009 at 11:47 am

These look amazing, Megan! I love using soy milk, so I’ll have to try. So many recipes, so little time. Thanks for sharing.

Rosey Rebecca September 21, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Um. I have to make these.

HoneyB September 21, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Looks yummy Megan! I will have to try this one especially for my friend who cannot eat gluten!

Lori @ RecipeGirl September 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Ohhhhh, it’s that time of year! I’ve been digging out all of my apple, pumpkin & cranberry recipes! This looks like a keeper!

megan September 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Ant pumpkin bar gets my attention!!! I’ll be trying this one soon.

Lindsay September 21, 2009 at 2:11 pm

I need to make these! I’m sure they would be great with spice cake mix. I’ve got a recipe for muffins with spice cake mix and pumpkin and the flavors are perfect together!

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) September 21, 2009 at 2:25 pm

These look delicious! Love this time of year–so many yummy fall desserts!

Kristen September 21, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Great, simple recipe! And any dessert involving pumpkin is my kind of thing.Thanks! :-)

Runeatrepeat September 21, 2009 at 4:21 pm

I am so excited for pumpkin desserts in general, but this looks amazing!

Cajun Chef Ryan September 21, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Love the gluten free mix for this recipe, now my dad could eat this one. He misses eating cake-like or cookie type desserts because of the gluten.

stephchows September 21, 2009 at 6:00 pm

mmmmmm I love how you make your recipes so accessible to everyone! These look so good!!

Jen (Running With Cake) September 21, 2009 at 7:24 pm

These pumpkin bars look amazing and really easy to make! A perfect fall treat, I might add. Haagen Dazs brown sugar ice cream? I’m all over that!!!

Lizzy September 21, 2009 at 10:31 pm

woah these look awesome! :)

Janel (Dine Dish Delish) September 22, 2009 at 12:03 am

Perfect timing for this recipe – I just bought 5 cans of pumpkin! Looks delish, thanks!

Adam September 22, 2009 at 12:57 am

Great idea with using the mix. I love how pumpkin pie spice is showing up now, this type of year is so awesome :)

Peanut Butter Bliss September 22, 2009 at 1:50 pm

perfect fall dessert girlie :) sounds great!

Jessica @ How Sweet September 22, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Those look great, I need to try asap!

Marlow September 22, 2009 at 7:11 pm

I just gave you a shout out on my blog for your pumpkin goodness, but this recipe takes the cake!! :)

Biz September 22, 2009 at 8:24 pm

I love anything pumpkin – thanks for the recipe!:D

The Bella Girls September 22, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Yummy! I can practically taste the brown sugar and Pumpkin melting in my mouth. I need to give this recipe a try – looks like a winner.


Michele September 23, 2009 at 10:29 pm

This sounds wonderful. I just have a quick question, is this quick or regular oats. Thanks,

megan September 24, 2009 at 12:12 am

I used regular rolled oats. Enjoy!

Aggie September 27, 2009 at 2:04 pm

This sounds fantastic!

Kristin P. October 1, 2009 at 1:52 am

I mixed applesauce with cinnamon as a side/topping and heated it up with the bar- delicious!!

Amanda October 2, 2009 at 11:38 am
Ask Ms Recipe October 2, 2009 at 10:14 pm

The pumpkin pie crumble bars sure look good, and sound good I have tried using soy milk in recipes before with some problems, I sure will give this a try.

Ms R

Nicole October 5, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Oh these look so wonderful! And pefect for the fall too! Thanks!

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