Spiced Pumpkin Bars
- 1 cup egg whites or liquid egg substitute (from approximately 8 large eggs)
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups canned unsweetened pumpkin
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
- Confectioners’ sugar, sifted
Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly spray a 12 x 18 x 1 inch pan with a nonstick spray. In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, applesauce, sugar and pumpkin. Sift or stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Gently fold dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture; do not overwork. Spread mixture evenly in prepared pan. Bake until firm to the touch and lightly browned, 20-25 minutes. Cool, and then slice into 24 bars. Dust lightly with confectioners’ sugar just before serving.
We used whole wheat flour and substituted half of the sugar with Splenda®, which will increase the fiber and decrease the calorie count.
Per serving (one bar): 102 calories; .1g fat; 0 cholesterol; 23g carbohydrates; 2.4g protein; 68mg sodium
Nutritional Counseling at the Abramson Cancer Center
Nutritional counseling is offered to patients at the Abramson Cancer Center through the Tracey Birnhak Nutritional Counseling Program. Our dietitians provide sound nutritional advice to people with cancer, and specialize in creating nutritional plans that fit with your treatment plan, and lifestyle.
Source: Everyday Cooking with Dean Ornish
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