Gluten-Free Pumpkin Squares

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These pumpkin squares taste just like pumpkin pie without the hassle of making an entire pie and are much healthier.  They came out perfectly moist and are not overbearingly sweet. They’re also super easy to make and require little clean up.  Now, let’s get to the good part!

This recipe was adapted from Spoonful of Sugar Free’s Grain-Free Pumpkin Pie Bars with Creamy Frosting

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup coconut sugar

3/4 cup coconut flour

2 eggs

1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or you can use a combination of cinnamon, ginger and a dash of nutmeg)

3/4 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp sea salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9X9 inch baking dish and set aside (I used coconut oil spray).  Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.  Transfer mixture to greased baking pan and smooth off the top. Place in oven and bake for about 40-45 minutes.  Your pumpkin squares should be done when the edges are brown and the middle is firm.  Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.  You can eat them alone or add a frosting of your choice. Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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I’ve been welcoming fall this week with a tasty pumpkin concoction that tastes just like pumpkin pie.  It may be leading me down the path of a pumpkin addiction.

Ingredients:

1 serving vanilla protein powder (I used vanilla Shakeology)

4-5 pecans

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1 heaping tbsp raw cacao powder

1/2 tsp maple syrup

3-4 dashes cinnamon

1 cup almond milk

 

Directions:

Blend and devour! I topped mine with 1 crushed graham cracker and another sprinkle of cinnamon and then descended into a euphoric pumpkin coma.