Healthy Pumpkin Squares with Cream Cheese Frosting

Healthy Pumpkin Squares with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yup, that’s right…ANOTHER pumpkin recipe. I just can’t get enough! My boyfriend’s mom had an amazing recipe for pumpkin squares, and with her recent move she lost it. I’ve been trying to dig up her recipe – it was a bit healthier than the norm (with no butter or eggs), so I knew that when I came across this recipe on Chocolate Covered Katie, I’d hit the jackpot. I must admit, for my first attempt at replicating the recipe, I’m quite proud of myself. It’s the perfect treat and I don’t have to feel guilty about eating it (it contains ground flaxseed after all). I’ve included the recipe below as I made some adjustments; I also changed up the cream cheese frosting recipe (used this cream cheese frosting recipe from Gina’s Skinny Recipes).

Yields about 12 squares (in an 8×8 pan) | Bake for 30-33 minutes at 350 F

Ingredients:

Cake

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup canned or cooked and pureed pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz 1/3 fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cake: Preheat oven to 350 F and grease an 8×8 pan. Combine all of the dry ingredients and then mix in the wet. Wait about 10-15 minutes for the cake to cool before adding the frosting.

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Frosting: Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.

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Spread the frosting over the cake and…voila! Dig in.

Healthy Pumpkin Square Recipe

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