Lightened Up Pumpkin Spice Bars Recipe

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Monica Published: January 12, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Lightened Up Pumpkin Spice Bars

Try these guilt-free pumpkin spice bars for dessert. The strong combinations of sweet, minty, and spicy give a warm sensation. It’s easy to make as well!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ½cupall-purpose flour,spoon & leveled
  • ½cupwhole wheat flour,spoon & leveled
  • 2tspground cinnamon
  • ¼tspground nutmeg
  • ¼tspground cloves
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • 2large eggs
  • cupbrown sugar,packed light or dark
  • 1cuppumpkin puree,canned or fresh
  • ¼cupmilk,or almond or soy milk
  • ¼cupunsalted butter,½ stick, melted or melted coconut oil
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Line an 8×8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients until fully combined. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, brown sugar, and pumpkin together until combined.

  4. Add the milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Do not overmix.

  5. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  6. Allow to cool completely and cut into 12 squares.

  7. Bars remain fresh for up to one week stored chilled in an airtight container.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 125.07kcal
  • Fat: 5.05g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.86g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.37g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.40g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.97g
  • Fiber: 1.52g
  • Sugar: 8.87g
  • Protein: 2.70g
  • Cholesterol: 41.68mg
  • Sodium: 135.52mg
  • Calcium: 59.01mg
  • Potassium: 98.86mg
  • Iron: 1.00mg
  • Vitamin A: 206.93µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.88mg
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