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 ½ 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.
Pumpkin Pie Bars With A Gluten Free Crust
- ½ cup oat flour gluten free
- ½ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup coconut sugar or sugar of choice
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp oil I used avocado
- pinch salt
Pumpkin Pie layer
- 15 oz canned pumpkin
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- 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!
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If you love these Pumpkin Pie Bars then you will love this Sweet Potato Casserole! YUM!
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