Pumpkin Cake Bars with Maple Cashew Icing

1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup organic flour of your choice
3/4 cup organic brown sugar
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp organic applesauce
1/3 cup almond creamery almond milk
1 tsp pure vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Dash of sea salt


1 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least two hours
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp coconut oil

Preheat oven to 190 degrees C
Mix together all pumpkin bar ingredients and stir until creamy
Pour into a greased 8X8 baking pan
Bake at 190 degrees for 20-25 minutes
Meanwhile, blend maple icing ingredients together until smooth
After bars have cooled completely, frost with maple icing and let set in the fridge for at least an hour before serving