Vegan Spiced Pumpkin Pie Glo Bites

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on October 12, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Even if it is not Thanksgiving where you live, you can enjoy this deliciously healthy pumpkin treat! These are a spin-off of the hugely popular Peanut Butter and Jam Glo Bites.


I decided these would be the perfect breakfast for Thanksgiving morning for Eric and I. They are decadent, but not overly sweet and they have a fabulous spelt crust. We both loved them and I enjoyed mine with some delicious spiced tea. No better way to start the Holiday Monday!

Vegan Spiced Pumpkin Pie Glo Bites



  • 1/4 cup Earth Balance (vegan margarine)

  • 1/4 cup sucanat (brown sugar probably works)

  • 1 cup spelt flour

  • 1/4 c milled flax

  • 1 t cinnamon

  • 1-2 tablespoon almond milk (if crust is dry- mine was)


  • ½ t baking powder

  • 1 t vanilla

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • pinch nutmeg

  • ¼ cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

  • ¼ cup cane sugar (or regular white)

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin

  • ½ cup almond milk

  • Dark Chocolate chips (optional)

Directions: Mix crust together with a hand blender in a medium sized bowl. Place approx 1 tablespoon of crust in a regular muffin tin. Press down to create a mini crust making sure the crust comes up on the sides a bit. Add approximately 2 teaspoons of filling and top with dark chocolate chips if preferred. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes. Makes 8-12 bites depending on how thick you make the crust. Ours made 10.


I should have doubled the batch! ;)

Next time I might also try adding a bit of silken tofu to the filling as a thickening agent and a great way to get some more protein in there.

Now it’s time to get to work!

Do you eat more pumpkin in the Fall season? What is your favourite way to eat it?

I know I do. I love adding it to my Green Monsters too. My goal is to make a vegan pumpkin pie this Fall.


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Jocelyn October 12, 2009 at 10:34 am

Happy thanksgiving Angela :)

Don’t work(bake) too hard today ;) lol

Those look yummy by the way. I was inspired by all of your creations on here and decided to be creative in the kitchen. I came out with chocolate peppermint cookies (made with mashed banana and oatmeal) They turned out great! But maybe not as great as your creations :) hehe. Have a great day!


Maureen October 12, 2009 at 10:39 am

I would love to try these would you mind sharing the recipe?


Maureen October 12, 2009 at 10:47 am

I was asking Jocelyn for the chocolate peppermint cookie recipe


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2009 at 10:45 am

No promises I am making 150 glo bars! lol


Maureen October 12, 2009 at 10:38 am

these look great will definitely try them I found this recipe for vegan pumpkin pie but have not tried it yet.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2009 at 10:44 am



Michelle Gay October 12, 2009 at 10:38 am

Those look divine. I actually roasted pumpkin tonight. I LOVE roasted pumpkin. Skinned w/ salt and pepper in chunks. @ 220C/400F for about 45 minutes until it caramalizes. It’s divine. What a great treat. Happy Thanksgiving.


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2009 at 10:44 am

Sounds fabulous!


Jil October 12, 2009 at 10:45 am

These look so delicious! I will definitely be trying out the recipe!! I love anything pumpkin — pumpkin bread and muffins…mmm mmm good.


Courtney October 12, 2009 at 10:48 am

Those look so pretty!! I do love pumpkin…I especially love to make pumpkin bread with raisins…something about the moist pumpkin and the plump raisins just screams autumn to me.

Good luck baking today!
Adventures in Tri-ing


VeggieGirl October 12, 2009 at 10:51 am

Mmm, festive and full of flavor!


Kristin October 12, 2009 at 11:28 am

Are you kidding me? I haven’t even read this post yet but I just have to comment. I am having a major pumpkin fetish lately putting it in my smoothies, my oatmeal (which I eat at lunch or dinner). Can’t wait to read and maybe try these babies!


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 12, 2009 at 11:30 am

OMG these might be the most amazing thing ever! Thanks for posting the recipe!


Jessie (Vegan-minded) October 12, 2009 at 11:31 am

Yum! These look awesome, I can’t wait to try them out. They would made a cute alternative to pumpkin pie at a party or get together. The bites are much more fun than an actual piece of pie. Thanks for posting :)


Whitney @ Lettuce Love October 12, 2009 at 11:35 am

Those look amazing! I only eat pumpkin in the fall. I haven’t had any yet but I love pumpkin cookies!


Autumn Tao October 12, 2009 at 11:46 am

I have been on a major pumpkin bender… but that’s the beauty of eating within seasons, looking forward to and really enjoying particular ingredients at specific times of the year. Recent recipes were pumpkin/walnut/chocolate chip muffins, black bean/butternut squash/tempeh/pea casserole with a fab. nutritional yeast sauce, and pumpkin soup with toasted hazelnuts and chives… and they are all vegan!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Mellissa October 12, 2009 at 11:47 am

I think I will make these tonight!


Yasmin October 12, 2009 at 11:56 am

I’ve just begun reading your blog, and it is lovely! And tThank you for this recipe, I may give it a try today.

Pumpkin is one of those foods that can pretty much taste good with and as anything (sweet, savory, etc). I made this pumpkin bread recipe over the weekend:
…but I substituted chopped walnuts for chocolate chips, added 2 tsp vanilla extract, and used pumpkin spice instead of cinnamon. Turned out moist and not too sweet!
I am wondering though, how would you veganize this recipe?


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2009 at 7:40 pm

I would probably use 4 flax eggs and some baking powder. It would take a lot of trial and error most likely!


Maggie October 12, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Oh. My. Gosh. I am dying. I MUST make these!!!


Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) October 12, 2009 at 12:01 pm

looks like another winner! YUM!!!


Bridget October 12, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Those bites look deelish! I love pumpkin (and any squash for that matter). My favourite way to eat pumpkin has always been in pumpkin pie but lately I’ve enjoyed it in oatmeal and in casseroles.


Susan October 12, 2009 at 12:07 pm

To be honest, I have a near-fear of canned pumpkin. Something about the consistency and gross bland taste of the plain stuff. You have to add a plethora of spice to make it edible and then it just makes everything mushy! (or too moist if you’re baking with it).

On the other hand, I loooove freshly roasted pumpkin and toasted seeds :)


Jolene October 12, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Mmmm I love pumpkin in anything. I use it in muffins/ pancake mix/ soup etc.!


Diana October 12, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Not really, we eat it all year round (in soup at least) but we don’t use it for a lot of stuff besides that and jam.


Jessica October 12, 2009 at 12:48 pm

These look amazing! Since you are the professional baker, do you have an advice on making these gluten free? I am lost when it comes to gluten free baking, but that’s the way I have to bake now!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 12, 2009 at 7:38 pm

professional baker…hahaha ;) Not quite but maybe some day!
I am sorry I have next to no experience cooking gluten free. Anyone have any tips??
You might be able to try a GF All pupose flour and then adjust the milk depending on how dry/wet it is…


Diana October 12, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Those look great btw. :)


Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness October 12, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Wow, what a fun idea! Will have to try out this recipe. Thanks, Ange!


Julie @savvyeats October 12, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Wow, I am totally making these when I get home next weekend!


Beth @ DiningAndDishing October 12, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Angela!! Hope you have an awesome day :O). I miss Canada an awful lot today!


AshleyP October 12, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Those bites are adorable!! I’m excited to see how a pumpkin green monster turns out :) Happy Thanksgiving!


Nikki T October 12, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Happy Thanksgiving!

Those pumpkin bites looks like a nice fall spin to the pb&j bites…might have to test them out!


Paige @ Running Around Normal October 12, 2009 at 2:34 pm

omgosh those look amazing. I need to get me some spelt flour!


Chloe (Naturally Frugal) October 12, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Those look great! When we have Thanksgiving I just might have to make some for a pre-dinner snack. Usually our family eats later (around 7 p.m.) so we all feel like we need a little fuel before our big dinner. These would be perfect to set the mood and keep us all happy!


Alyson October 12, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Adding pumpkin just makes it feel more like fall! Love mixing it with egg whites & protein powder for a Pumpkin Souffle of sorts or in oatmeal, yum yum.. can’t wait to try this recipe!


Melissa (Melissa Likes To Eat) October 12, 2009 at 3:32 pm

mmmmmm….those have Fall written all over them! I really like straight up pumpkin pie with whipped cream. mmmmmmm


Lisa October 12, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Yummy pumpkin. They new Kashi Pumpkin Pie bars are awesome!


Pam (Pamcakes and Eggs) October 12, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Those are SO cute! Thanks for the recipe. I need to embrace October and get on the pumpkin bandwagon (blogwagon) before it’s too late!


Krista October 12, 2009 at 4:19 pm

I definitely eat more pumpkin…actually squash in general….in the fall.


Brittany October 12, 2009 at 4:43 pm

I went on your website and I’ve seen this recipe on bakerella for mini pumpkin pies that look very similar but I had all the ingredients for your version so I decided to try them out. They are AMAZING! they taste just like pumpkin pie and they were SOOO fast and sooooo easy!! By the time the oven finished pre heating I had them all ready to go. If you love pumpkin pie you will love these. Thanks!


Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) October 12, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Those look delicious!! I wish I had some!! As for eating more pumpkin in the fall.. yes, def! It’s something about the change of season that makes me crave it. It’s comforting PLUS you see pumpkins everywhere so it’s always on the mind! I love all fall squash, as well! It’s a great time :)


Micco October 12, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I DEFINITELY eat more pumpkin come autumn. Autumn is my favorite season – in large part because of the food associated with it – so I try to keep that food “special” by saving it for the season. However, right now, I’m living in the deep south where the temperatures are still in the nineties. I come home drenched with sweat, and there’s nary a squash in sight! It just doesn’t feel like pumpkin-eating time yet. (However, EVERY SINGLE CAN of pumpkin puree was gone from the shelf at the grocery store last week…)

When I make pumpkin pie, I follow this recipe:

It’s a compromise between a cheesecake and a pie. I use a pastry crust, and instead of making it a double layer dish, I throw in the entire can of pumpkin and adjust the seasonings. This, perhaps, is why I conceive of it as more of a pie. Last year, I made it for some friends, and one person (an omni!) said it was one of the best pumpkin pies they’d ever had. I make it every year, sometimes multiple times a year, and it never fails. Try it! Try it! You won’t be disappointed.


Megan October 13, 2009 at 11:18 am

I made this on Saturday and it was soooo yummy, my omni husband isn’t a huge fan of pumpkin and he loves it. I made mine with the oatmeal crust. I’m gonna try the eggnog one for Christmas as I heard that one was really good as well.


GG October 12, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Happy thanksgiving to you :_
those pumpkin bites look amazing – just like everything on your blog! i really have to try making one of your recipes sometime.


Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats October 12, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Mmmm, I definitely do eat a lot of pumpkin in the fall months! My favorite recipe is Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal from the “Good Life Eats” blog:

She’s got it right!!


Jamie October 12, 2009 at 7:47 pm

I never considered using pumpkin in a green monster! Do you add pumpkin pie spice or is the pumpkin flavor masked by the other ingredients?

My favorite is pumpkin pancakes and waffles. So good!


[email protected] October 12, 2009 at 8:16 pm

I love pumpkin! Adding it to oats, green monsters, yogurt, bread and cake, soups and stews. So good!Those glo bites look yummy, I love a holiday morning breakfast!


Erin October 12, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Those look amazing!! I used to HATE pumpkin as a kid and now I can’t get enough of it. I love it in bread the most I think. I made pumpkin pancakes yesterday and they were awesome!


Cate October 13, 2009 at 2:09 am

I’m dying to start doing more vegan baking…and these look perfect! I love the idea of adding silken tofu to the filling!


Tina October 13, 2009 at 9:24 am

How do you come up with these creations?! They look awesome and I still need to try the pb&j bites!!


Nikki T October 30, 2009 at 10:35 am

I am in LOVE with the pumpkin glo bites!!! mmmmmmmmm……


susan whelan October 17, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Hi Angela,
I visited Western Canada summer 2010, Calgary Stampede, Edmonton Mall, GREAT place, you must have patience to put up with the rain and cold, not for me. My daughter introduced me to your site and I love it, BUT could you do a printer friendky version for your recipes. I end up with 3 papers for 1 recipe. Half on one page and some on another.
We are working our way through the desserts first, THE GOOD STUFF. Will try the sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving.
Thanks for a fun site and good healthy recipes.
Susan, Las Vegas


Jessica October 22, 2010 at 9:20 am

I made the spiced gingerbread w/spiced buttercream icing and it is totally amazing! Now maybe not as put together and pretty as yours (great photography btw) but I was a star in the house last night….Thank you for all your recipes (healthy) and your blog is inspiring to say the least. Look forward to many more glow creations!


Sonja Flay May 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Hi Angela, just came across this delicious recipe and wanted to see how much silken tofu you would add (as per your closing comment). Thanks!


Christine November 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm


I just wanted you to know that after all these years, I am still looking for this recipe. It is a winner! :)


Lindsey October 4, 2013 at 2:34 pm

I want to make these in mini muffin tins (I know, they’ll be so tiny!) Do you think that’s possible? How would you adjust the recipe to make minis?


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