Friday, October 31, 2014

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

According to:( http//:www.nutrition-and-you.com), the fruit of the pumpkin is rich in vital antioxidants and vitamins. It is a low calorie vegetable. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. It can be used in so many recipes from pancakes to pumpkin bars. You can find the directions for how to bake using fresh pumpkin at: (http//:www.allrecipes.com).

Modified From POPSUGAR
Pumpkin Bars

Ingredients

2 cups whole-wheat flour
2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon Agave
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1/3 cup butter substitute
1 cup fresh pumpkin
2/3 cup finely shredded carrots

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 15 x 10 glass with a low fat cooking spray
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk the flour, spice, baking powder, and baking soda
  • In a large bowl, beat the applesauce, Agave, brown sugar, and butter until crumbly
  • Add eggs, pumpkin, and carrots and stir until it is blended
  • Add the flour mixture and mix until well blended
  • Spread evenly in greased pan and bake
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean
  • Cool and cut into squares and spread the tops with Cream Cheese Icing


Modified from: SparkRecipes
Cream Cheese Frosting

 Ingredients

1 (8oz) package fat free cream cheese
1 (8oz) tub Cool Whip Free Whipped Topping
3 tablespoons  Agave 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

 
Directions
  • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until soft
  • Add cool whip, Agave, and vanilla extract
  • Mix until smooth
  • I like to refrigerate for a hour before spreading on the pumpkin bars

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