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by Amanda @ .running with spoons. on November 25, 2013

You’re going to have to forgive me.

Last week was the first week in a good long while that I didn’t share a single recipe with you guys. Not one. I spent so much time rambling on about selfies, food combinations, and my winter fitness plans, that I didn’t quite manage to squeeze a recipe in there on top of everything else. I’m sorry 😳 Can you find it in your heart to forgive me? How about if I come bearing bribes gifts?

Gingerbread Pumpkin Bars

Gingerbread pumpkin bars. This is the part where I should probably lie and say that I made these solely as way to apologize to you for slacking on the recipe front last week, but the truth of the matter is that I made these solely as a way to satisfy a random craving for pumpkin and gingerbread that hit me yesterday afternoon — and satisfy they did. But let’s not get caught up in the petty details behind my motives, mmkay? Let’s talk about these bars instead…

Gingerbread Bars

If they look a little familiar, that’s because I based them off my beloved pumpkin pie chocolate oatmeal bars, tweaking a few ingredients to make them a bit more seasonally appropriate.

See, we’re (or at least I’m) currently in a seasonal limbo — the calendar says fall, but the weather says winter. Compound that with the fact that it’s nearly December (winter) and our American friends have yet to celebrate Thanksgiving (fall), and the lines between what kind of treats are supposed to come out of the oven around this time become a little blurred… which is why you straddle the line and go with the best of both worlds.

Bare Gingerbread Pumpkin Bars

Sprinkling of Sugar

Sugared Pumpkin Gingerbread Bars

Pumpkin and gingerbread — a perfect treat to make the transition from fall to winter. These bars have the same ooey, gooey, spicy, sweet, rich, and intense qualities as their predecessor, but they’ve switched up their spices and swapped out their cocoa powder for molasses — all in the name of gingerbread.

Pumpkin and Gingerbread

I have to admit that I haven’t always been the biggest fan of gingerbread. Spices near my sweets?!? Not unless it was cinnamon, and even then, only as a subtle hint rather than a dominant flavour. When it came to Christmas cookies, I would always opt for the sugared Christmas trees over gingerbread men, and it wasn’t until I had some of the most amazingly chewy gingerbread cookies last year that I changed my tune… to the point where I actually find myself craving molasses on occasion.

Well, yesterday just so happened to be one of those occasions, which is why these beauties were born.

Gingerbread Pumpkin Bar

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Gingerbread Pumpkin Bars
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Yields: 12 bars
For the crust:
  • 1 cup oat flour (or oats ground in a food processor)
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 3 Tbsp. molasses
For the filling:
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line an 8x8 baking pan with a sheet of aluminum foil, leaving a few inches of overhang on the sides to allow for easy removal. Set aside.
  2. Make the crust. In a large mixing bowl, combine oat flour, oats, baking powder, and salt. Stir until fully combined. Add in coconut oil, applesauce, and molasses. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Make the filling. In a small mixing bowl, lightly beat the egg. Add pumpkin, vanilla, sugar, vanilla, and spices. Mix until fully incorporated and set aside.
  4. Using a spatula or your fingers, firmly press the dough mixture into the bottom of your square pan, making sure it is evenly distributed. Pour the pumpkin filling over the crust, spreading evenly.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until pumpkin has set.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting into bars.

Panned Gingerbread Pumpkin Bars

Gooey Gingerbread Pumpkin Bar

Stacked Gingerbread Bars

And now that my last can of pumpkin has met it’s end and my molasses craving has been satisfied, it’s time to say goodbye to fall flavours and fully embrace all things gingerbread, snickerdoodle, and mint-chocolate. After all, it’s exactly one month until Christmas — woooooo!

Happy Monday, friends! 😀

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Are you a fan of gingerbread?
What’s your favourite winter/Christmas flavour?

Is it more fallish or winterish where you live?

{ 92 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Becky @ Olives n Wine November 25, 2013 at 6:14 am

These are so pretty, especially with the dusting of powdered sugar <3 It definitely feels like winter here but is just ugly and brown without the snow… And I say pumpkin can go into winter, but that's just my opinion 😉


2 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 25, 2013 at 11:55 am

Confession: I have a feeling that I’m going to be eating pumpkin/kabocha all year round… And would you like some of our snow? 😉


3 Jo @ Living Mint Green November 25, 2013 at 6:16 am

YUM. I have been craving some gingerbread treats, and after that disappointing bar of chocolate I had last week, these will be the redeeming dessert. I want to call in sick to work today so I can stay home and make these. 😀


4 Nicole @ FruitnFitness November 25, 2013 at 6:26 am

Oh these sound wonderful! I love gingerbread cookies, bread, oatmeal! These would be a great addition to thanksgiving dinner. It’s so cold here now it sure feels like winter. I need to make these before pumpkin is no longer seasonally acceptable.


5 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat November 25, 2013 at 6:35 am

Amazing recipe as always and yes I LOVE gingerbread! I have to thank you because the main thing I love about your recipes (aside from the taste) is that you don’t use weird ingredients and I typically always have them at home. That makes a huge difference for me because I hate when a recipe call for something weird that I have to search in the store for. Already pinned and on my list to try! :-)


6 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 25, 2013 at 11:58 am

I have a feeling our pantries look pretty similar! I went through a phase where I bought a tonne of weird flours, powders, and ingredients, but more often than not I’d use them once or twice and they’d just sit around wasting space. I like things simple.


7 Caitlin November 25, 2013 at 6:38 am

omg between you and Becky, I’m going to be doing a lot of baking this week 😛 I love gingerbread cookies and pumpkin, so I think I’ll be giving these a test run later. I’m going home tomorrow for a few hours, and my dad loves gingerbread, too, so these would be the perfect treat to bring to share :)


8 Morganne @ NutButterRunner November 25, 2013 at 6:38 am

Oh I am going to have to make these! They sound delicious!


9 Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food November 25, 2013 at 6:41 am

Those look so good! I was going to make 2-ingredient pumpkin cookies yesterday, but I got lazy and did nothing instead. It’s still more fall-ish here in VA and I’ll hang on as long as I can! I love Starbucks peppermint mochas this time of year so maybe that’s my winter flavor.


10 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 25, 2013 at 11:59 am

You know, I can’t honestly say I’ve ever had peppermint mocha… Mint-chocolate, yes, but never with coffee added. Need.to.try!


11 Tiff November 25, 2013 at 6:42 am

Drooooolz. Love gingerbread, and I’m sure it’s great with the pumpkin!


12 Ang @ Nutty for Life November 25, 2013 at 6:42 am

Yum! These look like a really good treat for this time of the year like you said. Best of both holidays (Thanksgiving + Christmas) at least for the US! I know you guys already had your Thanksgiving. These would be sure to get you through the season limbo. I was totally feeling that this weekend. It snowed here!


13 Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com November 25, 2013 at 6:57 am

These bars are definitely drool inducing! Pumpkin and gingerbread – BRILLIANT combo! I think I could be a fan of gingerbread if pumpkin was thrown into the mix
I haven’t used molasses before, but I take it, its the molasses that makes the base so rich and brown?
My fav Christmas flavor is peppermint – I don’t feel the need to have cookies or bars with it any other time of the year – but December strikes and I crave that stuff!
It is soo cold here in Georgia with highs in the 40’s today (not cold by your Canadian standards, but FREEZIN by my Sri Lankan ones)!
So…I was thinking…anytime you wanna feel the “heat” of a Georgia winter you are welcome – so long as your luggage includes these bars 😉
Hope your week is lovely, sweet lady!


14 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Yup! The molasses is what’s behind the richness of the crust. It’s definitely a powerful flavour, that’s sweet in a completely different way from honey or maple syrup, but the intensity and depth it adds to dishes just can’t be beat. Also tastes great with almond butter, but then again… what doesn’t 😀


15 Sarah November 25, 2013 at 7:01 am

Those look delicious! How do you create recipes? I can be creative when it comes to cooking but I am not a baker. Baked products seem less forgiving so I tend to shy away from even attempting food requiring use of the oven.
I have not had gingerbread for years but I did like it when I was a kid although I always thought gingerbread men (or women, for the politically correct) looked better than they tasted.
My favorite Christmas flavor (flavour)? I’m not even sure what qualifies. I adore cinnamon but that seems like a year-round flavor. My parents (Santa) always put a satsuma in the toe of our stockings and the smell still makes me think of Christmas morning.
A couple of weeks ago it was definitely summer-like weather with near 90 degree (F) temperatures but now that there has been a 30+ degree drop it is settling into fall. This will be my first “winter” in Southern California. I believe winter has a different definition here.


16 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 25, 2013 at 12:08 pm

See, I’m the complete opposite — I’m much more creative with baking than I am with cooking. As for coming up with recipes, I find that as soon as you learn the basic formula for what works, all you have to do is manipulate flavours and try different mix-ins. That being said, I’ve definitely had my fair share of kitchen flops — they just don’t make it onto the blog 😆


17 Carly @ Snack Therapy November 25, 2013 at 7:13 am

Best. Bribe. Ever. You’re definitely forgiven.

I have been horrible about posting blog recipes lately. The lack of daylight makes it so hard to photograph, but I’m hoping to get some recipe posts done over Thanksgiving break if I have time.


18 Kat November 25, 2013 at 7:26 am

Oh yes, I can totally dig these! While gingerbread cookies aren’t necessarily my favorite (not a fan of a hard, crunchy cookie) I do LOVE the spices and flavors. Jumping on these babies STAT!


19 Jess(ica) @CookingIsMySport November 25, 2013 at 7:36 am

First of all, these look FANTASTIC, as all of your baked goodies and treats always so. Combining two of my favorite flavors too (pumpkin and ginger)- a very welcome sight to wake up to!

And yes, I am a HUGE fan of gingerbread. Baking some is a top priority for me this season. I dunno if I can pinpoint my favorite holiday flavor- can I just combine the flavors of gingerbread-sugar cookies-peanut brittle? I know, that’s a weird flavor, but I crave all of those things this time of year lol

It feels like winter here in Michigan, but looks like fall…no complaints here though. The snow can wait til Christmas. Then it can go away.



20 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 25, 2013 at 12:11 pm

😆 That’s pretty much how I feel about the snow as well — it’s too bad it never listens to me, though 😕 Hopefully you have better luck!


21 meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles November 25, 2013 at 7:42 am

Since it is currently n just about 25 degrees at the moment, I will say we are in winter mode. I did run rather cozy though in 4 layers this morning….I always loved the Pepperidge Farm gingerman cookies – do you have those in Canada?


22 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 25, 2013 at 12:14 pm

I want to say yes because I’ve heard of the brand, but I’m not sure I’ve ever come across the ginger man cookies — you guys get all the cool stuff!


23 Davida @ The Healthy Maven November 25, 2013 at 7:47 am

Amanda. I nearly keeled over and died. These look incredible!!! Seriously I am so impressed by these and the PICTURES. Holy woah. Texting you now just so you know how much I’m dying over these.

Gingerbread for the win!


24 Elizabeth@myneonrunningshoes November 25, 2013 at 8:10 am

So funny you ask… just yesterday I told Joe we didn’t get a fall! It was 80 degrees and humid last week and today its 27. Go figure haha! I’ve never tried the pumpkin/gingerbread combination. Thanks for sharing!


25 Alex @ Kenzie Life November 25, 2013 at 8:10 am

I can’t wait for all the chocolate mint recipes that have yet to come! Best time of the year in my opinion :) These look really delicious! I’ve not always been the biggest gingerbread fan but have also been having some cravings for them. Maybe I’ll make these for Thanksgiving :)


26 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries November 25, 2013 at 8:11 am

I don’t MIND gingerbread, but it’s certainly not one of my favorite flavors – I prefer cinnamon or pumpkin. I must say, these bars look pretty darn fabulous though!

We were in AZ last week, and came home to UT to WINTER! When we left a week and a half ago, it was warmer and definitely felt more like fall. Crazy how quickly things can change!


27 Brit November 25, 2013 at 8:28 am

I love gingerbread! I especially like decorating gingerbread cookies and making gingerbread houses…then eating the gingerbread house later while watching something Christmassy! But my favourite Christmas flavour has got to be peppermint! It’s -14 today in Ottawa and we just got our first snowfall yesterday…I had to buy a new shovel and road salt at Rona, so I guess it is safe to say that winter has arrived!


28 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles November 25, 2013 at 8:28 am

Bah. SO WINTER-Y right now. I feel like I shouldn’t complain to you because you were posting pictures similar to our current weather a week or two ago, but nonetheless…boooo.
And these look really good! Gingerbread is one of those things that I can take or leave, but if you throw pumpkin in there than clearly I’m going to be a fan.
Favourite fall flavours: mint-chocolate is a huge one…but really, I’m just looking forward to an excuse to put red and green sprinkles or mini M&Ms on absolutely everything.


29 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I have to say that mint chocolate is probably one of my favourites too… Or chocolate-orange. Gah! So many delicious options, not enough time.

PS – I’m still laughing over that picture of Atti barreling through the snow 😆


30 Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen November 25, 2013 at 8:47 am

I’m not a huge gingerbread fan, but combining it with pumpkin is genius! Sounds like a Thanksgiving Christmas explosion of deliciousness. :)


31 Heather @TheSoulfulSpoon November 25, 2013 at 8:53 am

So pretty!:) I would say it’s safe to say you made up for no recipe last week with these pretty little gems!

I love baking this time of year. Baked goods just taste better at the holidays:)


32 Suzanne @ hello, veggy! November 25, 2013 at 8:57 am

You are so forgiven, Amanda. I love gingerbread, so am looking forward to these :) Here in Kingston in is COLD but not much snow yet!


33 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I just saw your recipe for avocado hot chocolate, and can’t even tell you how badly I’d love to have a cup of that right now!


34 Ksenija @ With An Open Mind November 25, 2013 at 9:11 am

Oh, lady, these really look like the perfect transitional treat for this two seasons. I got the vibe when I saw them dusted in powdered sugar. Somehow it gave me a feeling of snow and a cup of hot chocolate (with or without the amaretto) and I could totally imagine having a piece of these delicious bars with it. Which reminds me that I hadn’t a pumpkin the last two weeks… waaah, whats happening here? Definitely time to get one.


35 Lindsay @ Shiny Love Affair November 25, 2013 at 9:38 am

YUM! These look amazing. Nothing better than the combo of gingerbread and pumpkin. You’ve really outdone yourself. Gingerbread is definitely my favourite winter flavour. I’ll have to bust out this recipe for Christmas this year.


36 Laura Agar Wilson (@lauraagarwilson) November 25, 2013 at 10:29 am

Oh wow these look amazing! I love anything gingerbread flavoured :-)


37 sara @ fitcupcaker November 25, 2013 at 11:29 am

Those are the prettiest bars ever!! The recipe looks so easy too! I’m kind of over pumpkin already, its sad, but I still need to finish off some thats in the house.


38 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 25, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I definitely hear ya on being pretty much done with it — surprisingly my kabocha addiction is still going really strong though 😆


39 Cassie @RedLetterDaye November 25, 2013 at 11:32 am

I love gingerbread and it’s probably my favorite holiday flavor. It’s definitely winter here, since it was 14* outside when I woke up. :(

What kind of camera did you use to take these photos?


40 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm

A Canon EOS-7D


41 lindsay November 25, 2013 at 11:36 am

hey, i can eat these! i make my own oat flour and well, you had me at molasses.

glad youre warming up to spices. hehe


42 Ellie@Fit for the soul November 25, 2013 at 11:48 am

Weeeee great job, Amanda! These look beautiful and delicious! I am a fan of gingerbread and pretty much any baked good paired up with spices. I’m one of those people who tend to like strong and bold flavors in food (usually), and I think it’s my Korean background of food to blame. Have a great day amiga <33


43 Cassie November 25, 2013 at 12:42 pm

These look amazing… and the photos are awesome! I can’t wait to try making them!


44 Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate November 25, 2013 at 1:10 pm

I definitely forgive you. Just staring at these babies made my morning oh so much better.


45 Leslee @ Her Happy Balance November 25, 2013 at 1:20 pm

You certainly have mastered the art of food photography! Teach me your ways. The bars look delicious, and it’s definitely a very timely combination of flavors. I think my favorite winter/Christmas flavor is eggnog, yum!


46 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Food photography is seriously the bane of my existence, especially now that good lighting is so much harder to come by! A lot of it involves taking a whoooooole lot of shots and hoping that some come out, and I’ve just started using a tripod, which has been a learning experience in itself.


47 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl November 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm

You are the baking queen, my friend! Everything you make puts a smile on my face…and makes me drool a bit ;). The pumpkin/gingerbread combo is fantastic!


48 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves November 25, 2013 at 3:04 pm

My oh my these look so perfect! I love desserts in bar form. At the same time though, that can be dangerous because that makes them portable, which means I’ll snag one after another after another… 😉
I haven’t had good gingerbread in a longgg time, and I’ve never made it myself because I never go out and buy molasses. It’s always been one of those things I just don’t think I need…but these might just make me go get some!


49 Brooke November 25, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I was praying that these could be made gluten free. I am one happy lady now!! These may be added to my Thanksgiving planning, if I can wait that long 😉


50 Florence (@SquigglemeFloey) November 25, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Ah these look insanely good! Didn’t you guys celebrate thanksgiving last month in Canada?


51 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm

Sure did! But it seems like forever ago.


52 Eating 4 Balance November 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm

These did look familiar! I kind of like when bloggers expand on one base recipe though. It gives me inspiration to do the same. Also, it shows how good of a recipe the original was 😀

Yes. I love gingerbread. And cinnamon (<<< along with almond extract that is one of my favorite Christmas flavors right there).

Winter. Definitely.


53 Arman @ thebigmansworld November 25, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Nice to see you get some bakin’ happening in between the slopes 😉

I used to love gingerbread as a kid…well I liked taking the chocolate buttons off them and throwing the rest away. However, after seeing all you guys post amazing gingerbread style recipes with this magic thing called Molasses- I’ll have to give it another go. Have you had crystallised ginger before? So. Good.

Once again you are being racist asking if its Winter or Fall. Blogger racism 😉


54 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 25, 2013 at 5:03 pm

😆 Oh mister, I’m sorry… it’s just hard for me to imagine anything but winter when we’re currently buried in snow. One day I have to make it down there to your neck of the worlds to experience summer in January.


55 Christie @ http://Kissesandkale.blogspot.com November 25, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I’m with you, I usually don’t like spices near my sweets either unless it’s cinnamon. But these look really good! I’ll have to give this recipe a try for the holidays.


56 Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom November 25, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Um, I love both of these things. Gingerbread is def one of my fave Christmas flavors. These sound AMAZING.


57 Tessa @ Amazing Asset November 25, 2013 at 5:32 pm

ohhh Amanda how can anyone ever get irritated or angry with you?! Neva evaaaa… your lack of posting a recipe is nothing to be concerned about, especially when you come back with something like this! A dessert that is pretty much the definition of fall flavors… gingerbread being just so darn tasty and paired with pumpkin? Excellent my friend. I know I’ve said in the past that I was going to bake your pumpkin layer bars, but now it’s either those or this recipe! I shall choose closer to Turkey day :) A fun decision to have to make!


58 Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen November 25, 2013 at 5:42 pm

I’ve been so excited about these ever since you told me you made them yesterday! I loooove gingerbread. My favourite are ginger molasses cookers, but I also love gingerbread as long as it’s chewy – I don’t like it hard (that’s not what she said?)!


59 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 25, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Have you ever tried the chewy chocolate gingerbread cookies by Martha Stewart? http://www.marthastewart.com/339353/chewy-chocolate-gingerbread-cookies Those are probably my favourite ones.


60 Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen November 27, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Pinned! Thanks for the recommendation. :)


61 Maria @ Pappa Don't Preach November 25, 2013 at 6:15 pm

I freaking love gingerbread!!! These sound so freaking delicious! It got extremely cold this weekend, and windy. They had to put the ca-bosh on the balloons in the annual parade in our city. So sad. :(


62 Ashley @ Snow Cream and Syrup November 25, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Drool! You don’t see many recipes with gingerbread in them, yum. This is a great “in between”.

Also, YES it is winter here, I woke up to 7 degrees outside. Our ski resorts opened Saturday :)


63 Ashley @ Snow Cream and Syrup November 25, 2013 at 6:32 pm

And by “great in between” I meant “great in between recipe.”


64 Ari @ Ari's Menu November 25, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Okay, first we need to talk about those powdered sugar photos because I love them. Second, these ingredients? So perfect. You bake like me. Every single recipe of yours that I look at I think “Hmmm I actually can’t think of anything I want to change.” That NEVER happens. Love these Amanda!!


65 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 26, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Makes perfect sense considering I think the same thing when I see any of your recipes!


66 Emily November 25, 2013 at 7:57 pm

How do you do this?! Seriously. The recipes, the photography, the creativity. You’re amazing.
My friend’s mom used to make a pumpkin pie with gingerbread crust when I was growing up that I absolutely LOVED. I’ve never seen anything like that since…until now! I may just have to whip these up for my thanksgiving meal on Thursday! xoxo


67 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health November 25, 2013 at 8:06 pm

These look ah-mazing! I think it was a good thing that you changed your tune. I much rather have spicy cookies over sugar cookies. Plus, molasses is actually good for you! I bet these were delicious. I would like one topped with a big dollop of whipped cream please!


68 Christine@ Apple of My Eye November 25, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Ohhhh baby do these look good! Sprinkle on that powdered sugar… HOT DAMN! Haha but in all seriousness, these look absolutely mouthwatering! I was walking around outside my apartment the other day and could smell freshly baked gingerbread and I’ve been craving them ever since. Thanks for the recipe love! :)


69 Jan @ sprouts n squats November 26, 2013 at 2:22 am

These look delicious!! Shame we don’t have canned pumpkin here or canned pumpkin pie filling 😉 I don’t know why but it always makes me smile when people write in recipes not pumpkin pie filling, maybe since we can’t get either here or I don’t know how different the two are. (Yes I am easily amused, this should have already been established!).


70 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 26, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Pumpkin pie filling is just canned pumpkin that already has sugar and spices added to it, so using it in a recipe and then adding more sugar would result in one SWEET treat.


71 Elise @ 9toFit.com November 26, 2013 at 5:05 am

Twins! I put up a gingerbread recipe today too. But I LOVE yours,I never thought of combining my two favorite pumpkin and gingerbread! Pinning noww


72 Melissa November 26, 2013 at 6:52 am

Yum, these look excellent! I absolutely love gingerbread, it’s such a comforting flavor. Where I live, it was more fall-ish, but as of this weekend, it definitely has turned much more winter-like.


73 Agnes November 26, 2013 at 8:39 am

I love gingerbread biscuits, and the aroma when they’re baking is almost as good! I make a batch every year, usually with flaked almonds in them. Ginger is probably my favourite seasonal flavour. Not a huge fan of Christmas food in general though, sweet or savoury. When it comes to food (rather than the seasons themselves) I much prefer summer flavours than autumn and winter ones…


74 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl November 26, 2013 at 8:47 am

I’ve been craving gingerbread and molasses too! I just wrote your oatmeal pumpkin bars on my Thanksgiving “to make” list…. now I’m wondering if I should try these instead. The photos are beautiful!


75 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 26, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Thanks Kim! Seeing as I’m currently obsessed with both, I’m going to have to go ahead and say that you can’t go wrong with either chocolate or molasses 😆


76 The Delicate Place (@misathemeb) November 26, 2013 at 9:47 am

um gingerbread is my favorite and since i’m celiac i have missed it dearly! gotta go get some gluten free oats STAT!!!


77 Karla @ Finding My Fit November 26, 2013 at 10:20 am

Dear goodness you just supplied me with what I will be bringing to my boyfriends family thanksgiving thursday. My mouth is watering! Nomnom.


78 Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition November 26, 2013 at 11:32 am

Can you please live next door to me?? These look delicious! I could be your official taster : )


79 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 26, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Deal! I was actually on the lookout for one of those 😉


80 Sarah Pie November 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm

YUM! I’ll admit to never having gingerbread before, which is odd because I add spice to literally all of my sweets. But I’m adding these to the list of treats to make eventually because they look amazing :)


81 Jen from Sweden November 26, 2013 at 2:11 pm

1. Yes! =)
2. Cinnamon and gingerbread and saffron
3. More…fall-ish 😛


82 Jessie November 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm

You are quite the baker and photographer! I can honestly say I’ve missed you and all your posts. Wanna know something? You’re the soon done I’ve read since my return. Feeling special? Maybe special enough to send me a batch of these gems? Haha. Seriously though, they sound delicious!!


83 Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet November 26, 2013 at 7:37 pm

OH MY GOSH! I want… I kinda skipped the pumpkin craze but I <3 gingerbread!


84 Vicky and Ruth November 26, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Can’t wait to try this recipe. Love all the spices and the pictures are fabulous.


85 Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli November 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Omg woman! I totally LOST IT with the powdered sugar action shot! Holy Yowzers!! I was never a big fan of gingerbread men in the past because most of the time they are crunchy cookies and while it’s hard to find gingerbread with just the right ratio of sugar and spice (and everything nice), I can always appreciate one with some chew! These are pure genius m’dear! And since I’m still on my molasses kick, these are definitely making me itch…to get to the kitchen! Good thing I’ll have some time this weekend to do some baking! 😀

And even though we don’t have a beautiful snowscape like you do up there, it WAS snowing the other day so it is officially WINTER in my mind…plus, once all the leaves fall off the trees, fall is pretty much over isn’t it?


86 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets November 30, 2013 at 6:11 am

I’m with you on the winter bit. All my leaves are gone, Thanksgiving is over and done so I’m fully ready to embrace winter. In fact, if it means more bowls of soup, well then I’m already there.
Molasses is one of those ingredients which creeps up on you. You don’t even realize you enjoy it, miss it and want it back in your life until it’s gone. It’s a little addicting, and these bars look spot on fantastic. You are one impressive photographer.


87 The Nutritious Kitchen November 30, 2013 at 9:49 am

Oh my goodness these look delicious! I LOVE gingerbread, especially gingerbread cookies and pretty much anything made with molasses. I’ve never thought of doing the gingerbread + pumpkin combo but it honestly sounds and looks amazing! Love the simple ingredients too, can’t wait to make these on a winter night :)


88 Stephanie November 30, 2013 at 10:05 am

I don’t normally like gingerbread but these look incredible!


89 Akaleistar December 1, 2013 at 7:02 am

Those look delicious!


90 Alexis @ Hummusapien December 3, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I just finished dinner and I want dessert SO bad….these are calling my name!!


91 margey February 8, 2015 at 4:23 pm

So has anyone made these? How did they turn out? I’m having a problem with the filling setting. Giving it an extra 15 min. to see if that helps.


92 Regina November 23, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Can’t wait to try this for thanksgiving! Was wondering if adding almond milk / coconut oil was possible to maybe make the filling a bit thicker/creamier? Ideas?


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