Keto Pumpkin Bars
I love a good dessert bar. I pretty much love any flavor of dessert bar out there. I like them when they are chewy and dense and I love them when they are soft and tender like a little cake. So, of course, it makes sense that I would go crazy for a pumpkin dessert bar, especially one that is keto. Are you excited too? You definitely should be!
This keto pumpkin bar recipe is actually super easy to make. It really only takes a few steps to whip these up. First, you start by melting the cream cheese and butter together and then mix in the pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla. Be sure to use canned pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie mix. The two cans do look a little similar in the store but they are so, so different. A can of pumpkin puree is just pumpkin while a can of pumpkin pie mix is loaded with sugar and spices. Way too many carbs in that pie mix!
Once you have a nice, smooth pumpkiny batter, you just need to mix in the almond flour, powdered erythritol, pumpkin spice, and baking powder. Then, into the oven they go! The bars bake for about 25 minutes and the result is a dense, flavorful bar. They are going to smell so good while they bake that you are probably going to want to cut right into them and start eating.
But wait! There is one more part of this recipe that really makes these bars super fantastic. The frosting. A smooth mix of cream cheese, erythritol, vanilla, and heavy cream top these bars and make them simply amazing. Cream cheese and pumpkin are a match made in heaven and you are going to want to slather that frosting all over every inch of these bars.
If you are feeling adventurous and looking to make these low carb pumpkin bars even more interesting, there are a few things you can add to the batter to increase the flavor. We love mixing in about a cup of Lily’s sugar-free dark chocolate chips. Pumpkin, chocolate, and cream cheese are pure perfection. You can also chop up a few almonds and mix them in. Sliced almonds are even better as the super skinny nut will almost melt into the batter. Just yum.
Powdered erythritol is our go-to sweetener in this recipe for a few reasons. For one, it has practically no carbs. In fact, it has zero net carbs which means it is an amazing option for a keto diet. It also doesn’t have any of that metallic aftertaste that some low carb sweeteners can have. No thank you! Using the powdered version of erythritol gives the bars and the frosting a creamier texture. The powder dissolves almost instantly and leaves a nice sweetness without any grit.
I highly recommend making these bars for Thanksgiving, Christmas or really anytime this fall. They will really put you in the fall spirit! You gotta get as much pumpkin in your diet as possible if you ask me! Enjoy.
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