Friday, September 20, 2013

Recipe Refresh: Almond Pumpkin Squares


As summer is coming to an end, I'm preparing myself for the fall weather. What better way to prepare than with a little pumpkin dessert? My original recipe is anything but healthy, so I decided to try and substitute with some healthier ingredients. These turned out great and even won the husband's stamp of approval!



Recipe Refresh: Almond Pumpkin Squares
12 SERVINGS 
PREP: 15 minutes           COOK: 50 minutes            READY IN: 50-60 minutes


  SIMPLE         HEALTHY      YUM
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INGREDIENTS


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 pound pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup fat free milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup slivered almonds

DIRECTIONS


  1. Mix flour, oats, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoon honey, and 1/4 cup butter in a bowl until well combined. Press in 9x13 pan to make a thin layer. Bake at 350º for 15 minutes.  
  2. While the crust is baking mix pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and ground cloves. Pour over the baked crust. Bake for another 20 minutes at 350º.
  3. For the topping, mix your sliced almonds, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons honey. Spread over the pumpkin filling and bake for another 15-20 minutes at 350º.
  4. Once squares are done cooking and have cooled, serve with whipped topping.

NUTRITION FACTS



    1 serving    229 calories   10g fat   33g carbs    4.7g protein    26.9g sugar   


Original RecipeRefresh Recipe
1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar plus 2 tablespoons honey
1 cup granulated sugar3/4 cup granulated sugar

Healthy Tip:

Looking for ways to substitute ingredients? Try these sites:
-The Gracious Pantry: Clean Eating Recipe Substitutions
-Mayo Clinic: Healthy Recipes

Enjoy!

3 comments:

Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life said...

Oh yum!!! I don't think there's anything better in the fall than pumpkin desserts. I've never heard of almond pumpkin squares but I'm going to make them tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe.

Cambria said...

You're welcome, Lori! So glad we were able to give you a new, yummy idea - hope you like them!

Lisa Brown said...

i love this recipe...perfect for the holidays and so yummy looking. I think it is gluten free, even better.

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