Keto Pumpkin Bars
Why save pumpkin just for fall? I mean, seriously! These Keto Pumpkin Bars are perfect for a year-round treat and snack. WHY LIMIT YOURSELF?
Keto Pumpkin Bars
******* Update 2/6 NEW RECIPE! ********
I stole my mom’s non-keto pumpkin bars which are simply amazing and I turned them into a delicious keto treat!
I just can’t stop making pumpkin desserts! These keto pumpkin bars are another hit!
Pumpkin always makes me think of fall. Leaves changing and the air getting colder. But truthfully, we enjoy things like this year round. Why in the world would we make the amazing tastes of pumpkin only be enjoyable for a few months out of the year?
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My entire family enjoyed these pumpkin bars – now yours can too!
Baking Sheet – yes, you will be baking this on a baking sheet! Make sure it is a nice one and not one that your hubby uses for raw meat and then scratches up by cutting things on it. Oh wait, maybe that’s just at my house.
I get these colored ceramic ones so he KNOWS now to touch them!
Hand Beaters – simple hand beaters will do! I do recommend them vs trying to do the mixing by hand!
I chose to use Lakanto Brown Monkfruit. I know it sounds scary, but really it isn’t. You can get it on Amazon and it will be to your doorstep in no time.
Brown sugar is hard to replace. I considered trying to make my own and then quickly gave up that thought. Then I ran across Lakanto Brown Monkfruit on Amazon and was sold.
Pumpkin puree of course! Nature’s natural sweetener! Pumpkin puree is often used in place of other sweeteners because it is not crazy high in carbs and tastes amazing!
Is Pumpkin Keto friendly?
Absolutely! Let’s take pumpkin puree, for example, since that is what we use in these bars. For 1/2 a cup, pumpkin puree is approximately 10 total carbs with 4 grams of fiber. So 6 net carbs. We use 1 cup, which puts us at 12 net carbs.
Now, while that may seem like a lot, there are 36 bars, therefore the pumpkin accounts for .3 carbs per bar.
So pumpkin AND these keto pumpkin bars are totally keto!
As I mention in the recipe, frosting can be tricky if you rush it or if you wait too long.
Simply wait a few minutes for the cake to cool, but still is warm and then start frosting. The cake is delicate so you cannot do this with brute force. Spread out a bunch of globs of frosting on the cake and let them warm for a moment. Then spread.
I actually found a butter knife worked the best!
BUT if you want a little trick, here is my trick! When I take the cake out of the oven, I set it aside on the counter and then make the frosting in an oven-safe bowl.
I place the frosting in the oven (that has been turned off and is cooling down) for about 2-3 minutes. This is just enough to soften up the frosting! Works quite well. Just don’t forget about it in there!
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Serving Size 1 slice
Amount Per Serving Calories 180 Total Fat 18g Saturated Fat 8g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 10g Cholesterol 59mg Sodium 159mg Carbohydrates 2g Fiber 0g Sugar 2g Protein 2g