Simply Healthy Family: Pumpkin Granola Squares, No added sugar, gluten free

26.10.10

Pumpkin Granola Squares, No added sugar, gluten free






You can feed these delicious and healthy pumpkin squares to your little ghouls and goblins guilt free!
There is NO added sugar and they are low in fat. Pumpkins aren't just cute and tasty. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants! Bonus!
So skip the sugar loaded pies and treats and get your pumpkin fix with these granola squares.






TIME  50 MINUTES    YIELDS  20 SQUARES

Ingredients

 1 c Pumpkin puree,  cooked or can

1 Egg

1/4 c  Butter

1/4 c Honey

2 Tb Molasses

2 1/2 c Rolled oats  

2 Tb Shredded coconut,

1/4 c flax meal, or whole grain hot cereal mix such as Bob's Red Mill

1 teaspoon Allspice
1 Tb *Orange rind, grated

1/4 cup Craisins

1/4 cup Walnuts, chopped



Preparation

In the bowl of a stand mixer, blend together the pumpkin, egg, butter, honey and molasses. Add the oats, nuts, coconut, wheat germ, spices, and orange zest. Blend until ingredients are well combined. Spread mixture in lightly greased 15 1/2x10 1/2-inch jelly roll pan. Bake in 350 deg. F oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly and cut into 3x1 1/2-inch bars.

Calories 159

Calories from Fat 89 56%
Total Fat 10.54g 13%
Saturated Fat 7.81g 31%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 25mg 1%
Potassium 150mg 4%
Total Carbs 15.23g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 10%
Sugars 6.01g 4%
Protein 2.45g





* Tip: The next time you eat an orange, save the peel and freeze it in a baggie to use for adding flavor to cookies, cakes,muffins and smoothies! Simply take a piece of frozen peel and grate it!
 
 
 


HAPPY HALLOWEEN!






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14 comments:

  1. these sound and look delicious. I will def be trying them out. Thanks for posting them!

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  2. These look really, really ridiculous good! :) Seriously though, I can't believe how healthy they are. I am printing this out right now for that rainy day when I have all the ingredients!!

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  3. Gwen, Thank you for sharing this with me. With all the baking I do, I get tired of adding sugar into my goodies. It is wonderful to have recipe like this to turn to for a healthier treat. These sound like perfect energy bars after a long day in class!

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  4. They do look delicious~ what a great idea! Hey, did you try the Berry Stella Cookies?

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  5. These look really delicious.

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  6. Wow...those look delish! I'm always looking for healthy snacks/meals for me and my family. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to more!

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  7. Gwen...these look amazing! I will try them for the big weekend! PS - I tagged you on my blog a couple of days ago....I love yours! www.barefootbysea.blogspot.com (no pressure to do the quiz thing but I just wanted to let you know I think your blog is fantastic!)

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  8. Healthy and delicious! I don't think I can stop snacking on these!

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  9. I could even eat these! No added sugar...that is perfect for snacking.

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  10. Thanks everyone!
    Joe, not yet! As soon as berries are affordable again I will be making them.... unless I could use frozen berries hmmmmm...

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  11. Wow! These look so delicious! I love pumpkin!

    I'm having my first linky party on my blog and the theme is pumpkin. I'd like to invite you to come link up your favorite pumpkin recipe. The link is open until Wednesday at midnight, so please stop by and say hi.

    http://cookincowgirl.blogspot.com/2011/07/pumpkin-blog-hop.html

    ~Cookin' Cowgirl

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  12. Wow! These look so delicious! I love pumpkin!

    I'm having my first linky party on my blog and the theme is pumpkin. I'd like to invite you to come link up your favorite pumpkin recipe. The link is open until Wednesday at midnight, so please stop by and say hi.

    http://cookincowgirl.blogspot.com/2011/07/pumpkin-blog-hop.html

    ~Cookin' Cowgirl

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  13. Thanks everyone!
    Joe, not yet! As soon as berries are affordable again I will be making them.... unless I could use frozen berries hmmmmm...

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  14. Anonymous10/08/2012

    thanks for sharing..

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