pumpkin pie bars
By The GNC Digital Team Total Lean Pumpkin Pie Bars


The fall season is upon us and everything pumpkin is showing up on your feed! We’ve put together our version of pumpkin pie bars with Total Lean protein, as a healthy alternative when baking this season.

pumpkin pie

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Start with preheating your oven to 350 degrees F
    Preferably line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Add to food processor bowl: coconut oil, egg, vanilla extract and sugar. Process for 20-30 seconds until mixed well. Now add in baking soda, salt, almond and coconut flour. Process until a dough forms and then allow the dough to sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Add your dough to the baking pan. Evenly spread out the dough towards the edges. It should be thin. Bake for 9 minutes, then remove and set aside to cool for a 3-5 minutes.
  4. To make the filling: In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, pumpkin puree, organic almond milk, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice until smooth. Pour over the sugar cookie crust, and tap gently on the counter to remove any air bubbles. Bake for 50-60 minutes until the filling is set. Remove and then allow it to cool completely at room temperature before covering it with a plastic wrap and transferring it to the fridge for 5-8 hours.
    (Can be left overnight if desired.)

Once ready, cut into 12 bars. Store bars in fridge for up to 5 days.

INGREDIENTS

Sugar cookie crust:

  • 1 scoop of Vanilla ISO Lean Protein
  • 1/4 cup melted and cooled coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup packed fine almond flour (do not use almond meal)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 scoop of Vanilla ISO Lean Protein
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup organic unsweetened almond mil
  • ¼ cup organic maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (or 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ½
    teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon all spice or cloves)

 

Options for topping:

Low fat whip cream or powdered sugar.

 

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