Recipe from Diabetic Living
This cookie recipe combines classic carrot cake and pumpkin bars--it's a favorite dessert for kids and grown-ups.
Yield: 16 triangles or bars
Prep Time: 15 mins
see savingsNonstick cooking spray
see savings1 1/4 cupsall-purpose flour
see savings1 teaspoonbaking powder
see savings1/2 teaspoonground allspice
see savings1/4 teaspoonbaking soda
see savings1/4 teaspoonsalt
see savings1 teaspoonfinely shredded lime peel
see savings1/2 cuprefrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 2 eggs, slightly beaten
see savings1/2 cupsugar or sugar substitute-sugar blend equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar*
see savings3/4 cupcanned pumpkin
see savings1/3 cupcooking oil
see savings2 tablespoonslime juice
see savings1/2 cupfinely shredded carrot
see savings1/3 cupchopped macadamia nuts or almonds
see savingsPowdered sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
Add pumpkin mixture all at once to flour mixture, stirring until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into triangles or bars. If desired, sift powdered sugar over. Makes 16 triangles or bars.
Make Ahead Tip
Bake bars as directed. Layer cut bars between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. If frozen, thaw for 15 minutes before serving.
*Test Kitchen Tip:
If using a sugar substitute-sugar blend, we recommend Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking or Equal® Sugar Lite. Be sure to use package directions to determine product amount equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar.
Nutrition Facts per bar cookie with sugar substitute-sugar blend: 117 cal., 7 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 89 mg sodium, 12 g carbo., 1 g fiber, 2 g pro.
Exchanges: 0.5 starch, 05. other carbo, 1 fat
Carb choices: 1
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 128, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 15, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 2, sodium (mg) 89, Starch () 0.5, Other Carb () 0.5, Fat () 1, Carb Choice () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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