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Pumpkin Pie Bars With A Gluten Free Crust
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Pumpkin Pie Bars With A Gluten Free Crust

 

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Cinnamon-y sweet Pumpkin Pie Bars make the best Thanksgiving dessert!  They are the perfect ending to a holiday meal or when you just want a pumpkin dessert. Best of all these Pumpkin Pie Bars are dairy and gluten free! 

 

 

Pumpkin Pie Bars

 

These Pumpkin Pie Bars are less calories than a slice of pumpkin pie!

Not only do they have less calories, but they have less carbohydrates, more fiber, no cholesterol and less fat! Wow! I feel healthier already.  Speaking of healthy…

 

Is Pumpkin good for you?

 

You bet it is! Just look what Healthline.com has to say – Pumpkin contains a variety of nutrients that can improve your heart health. It’s high in potassium, vitamin C and fiber, which have been linked to heart benefits.

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Can Pumpkin help you lose weight?

 

According to Livestrong.com, pumpkin is an ideal vegetable for weight loss. It is low in calories, high in dietary fiber. A 1/2 cup of pumpkin is only 40 calories and contains 8 g of dietary fiber. Dietary fiber is very valuable for dieters for two primary reasons. First, high-fiber foods help to curb your appetite because they slow down overall digestion and remain in your stomach for longer than low-fiber foods. Second, dietary fiber slows the rate at which sugar or glucose is absorbed by your body, which keeps your blood sugar levels stable. If you are on a diet, it is important to keep your blood sugar levels as stable as possible. Increasing your blood sugar levels triggers insulin release and unwanted fat storage.

 

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When I weighed nearly 300 lbs, I loved Thanksgiving dinner.  Really, who doesn’t?! I’ve always loved the sides and desserts, especially pumpkin pie.  Even after losing 125 lbs, I still do!!! The difference is I have made it lower in calorie, plant based and bite sized.

 

These Pumpkin Pie Bars are going to amaze you and your family. They are a mix of sweet, creamy and crunchy, all spiced up.

 

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Spicy

Creamy

Sweet

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Crunchy crust!

 

Pumpkin Pie Bars With A Gluten Free Crust

Cinnamon-y sweet Pumpkin Pie Bars make the best Thanksgiving dessert!  They are the perfect ending to a holiday meal or when you just want a pumpkin dessert. Best of all these Pumpkin Pie Bars are dairy and gluten free! 
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 179kcal
Author Intentionally Eat with Cindy Newland

Ingredients

Crust layer

  • 1/2 cup oat flour gluten free
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar or sugar of choice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp oil I used avocado
  • pinch salt

Pumpkin Pie layer

  • 15 oz canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add all of the crust ingredients except the oil into a food processor. Process while slowly adding the oil until the crust starts to clump together.
  • Firmly press the mixture into a loaf pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  • Mix the Pumpkin Pie layer ingredients together until well combined. Pour over the baked crust. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Chill for at least an hour before serving. It gets better the longer it chills. Enjoy!

Notes

23 carbs, 3 fiber, 9 fat, 3 protein

 

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If you love these Pumpkin Pie Bars then you will love this Sweet Potato Casserole! YUM! 

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Cindy

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11 Comments

  1. Renata Feyen

    That sounds so delicious – up to now I have only used pumpkin in soup 🙂

  2. Adriana

    You had me at pumpkin !! I love anything pumpkin flavored!! I have to try to make this.

  3. Angela

    5 stars
    These look delicious. Great for packed lunches or snacks.

  4. Laura

    I don’t usually eat sweets with pumpkin, but this looks so delicious. Thank you for the recipe x

    Laura

  5. tweenselmom

    I’ve always been curious if pumpkins taste the same squash.

    1. Cindy Author

      It depends on the type of squash, but it is similar.

  6. SHADRACK BIWOT

    5 stars
    Looks delicious will definitely try this out

  7. Bindu Thomas

    This is a great recipe. Gluten and dairy free too! Will definitely give it a try.

  8. Philomath

    Amazing pie, I had a couple pies before but not this haha. It will be definitely worth a try, thank you for sharing it. I like it that its low calories.

  9. AMY

    Yum! That looks wonderfully easy and tasty.

  10. Melanie Frost

    5 stars
    Whoa! Those bars look delish! In fact, I think I would prefer this to eating a piece of pumpkin pie. I’d definitely have less guilt at least.

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