Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Healthier Pumpkin Bars

I made these the other day to combat a sugar craving and man where they a smash-hit in my home!

2 cups almond flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp pumpkin spice
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups no calorie sweetener
1/2 cup canola oil
2 cups pumpkin
4 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla

4 cups Ideal no calorie confectioners sweetener
8 oz  lite cream cheese softened
2 tsp vanilla

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray lightly with no stick cooking spray  a 12×17-inch baking pan .Add the almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, baking soda into a bowl and mix well.
Beat the sweetener and oil in a mixer until blended.
Add the pumpkin and mix well.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add in the vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients gradually and mix well.
Pour the batter into your  pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges pull from the sides of the pan.
Cool in the pan.

To Make the icing:
Combine the confectioners’ "sugar", cream cheese, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat until the frosting reaches spreading consistency and is light and fluffy. Spread the cooled pan of pumpkin bars with the cream cheese frosting and let stand until set. Cut into bars.


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