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Pumpkin Pie “Blondies”

Serves: 9

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! The weather here was absolutely gorgeous! The feeling of fall is everywhere! It couldn’t make me happier! I spent most of my weekend baking (YES! ;)) and enjoyed a nice massage on Saturday! I love how I feel like I can run for years the day after a massage! Even though I am really good about foam rolling and stretching daily, nothing compares to getting that tightness in your muscles rubbed out by a professional masseuse. Plus, being so close to my marathon (Sept 30th), I definitely needed it! But the best part of my weekend was when the BF landed back in NY from Korea! He had been gone for a week and since it is so expensive to talk on the phone, the only communication we really had was email. Which, like I told him yesterday, probably gave him more of a daily update on my life then he gets when he’s home because he was forced to read about every tiny detail of my day! Sorry BF! πŸ˜‰Β  Anyway, once he got home we spent the afternoon relaxing on the couch watching football. Then of course, I was back in the kitchen baking πŸ˜‰

Ok, enough about my weekend! It’s time for another amazing fall recipe! I call these blondies because they look like blondies and have the texture of blondies, but contain no brown sugar, which is usually the main sweetener in blondies. But since we are Striking Sugar this month with Tosca Reno I went with stevia as the only sweetener. Stevia is approved on Tosca’s Strike Sugar list. Even without the brown sugar though, they are amazing! Once again I managed to eat most of them the whole pan by myself! haha Good thing I am doing a lot of running now because this definitely won’t be happening once the race is over! It’s all about moderation! πŸ˜‰

Fit Ingredients

  • 1c (~80 or 4 scoops) unflavored protein powder (can sub vanilla)
  • 1/2c (60g) oat flour
  • 2tbs stevia
  • 1 1/2 tbs pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4c (305g) canned pumpkin
  • 1/2c (113g) greek yogurt (I used Fage 0%)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1/4c (28g) cacao nibs/chocolate chips, optional (but highly recommended)

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  • 8×8 in baking pan
  • non stick spray

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Directions

  1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray your baking pan with non stick spray.
  3. In a bowl combine your dry ingredients: protein powder, oat flour, stevia, pie spice and baking powder.
  4. In a second bowl mix your wet ingredients: pumpkin, greek yogurt, eggs and vanilla extract.
  5. Mix your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients.
  6. Fold in your cacao nibs.
  7. Our the batter into your pan.
  8. Bake for ~28 minutes or until just set in the middle and slightly browned on the edges.
  9. Allow to cool.
  10. Cut into 9 squares.

So, how did they turn out? Well, I think you know since I ate the entire pan myself! πŸ™‚ I ate them as a pre workout snack, afternoon snack and for dessert with some sweetened ricotta! Delicious!! I only wish the BF had been here to try them, but then again, there wouldn’t have been as many for me!

I ate mine for dessert with some sweetened ricotta!

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Nutrition: (per 1 out of 9 squares using cacao nibs)

Calories: 114.6, Protein: 11.9, Carbs: 10.3g, Fat: 3.9g (2g Saturated), Sodium: 45mg, Fiber: 4g (Net Carbs: 7.9g)

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25 Comments
  • Kathy
    could you sub coconut flour for oat flour?
    September 17, 2012
    • Hi Kathy, You can, however you may need to add more pumpkin or another egg since coconut flour is very absorbing and you don't want them to turn out dry. Let me know how it works for you!
      September 17, 2012
  • OMG...these sound, and look, AMAZING!! can't wait to try them.
    September 17, 2012
    • Thanks so much Cathy! Let me know how you like them! They will be a nice treat after those long runs you've been doing! ;) Keep up the awesome work!
      September 17, 2012
  • You need to slow down on posting these recipes--I haven't even gotten around to the pancakes yet and I already want to make this, too ;D
    September 17, 2012
    • Haha! Sorry girl! Can you imagine how hard it is for me to keep up eating everything I make! haha! I can always use extra mouths to come help me eat this stuff (because I hate wasting), so feel free to drop by any time! ;)
      September 17, 2012
  • These look delicious, but I'm not a protein power person. Can you recommend a substitute?
    September 17, 2012
    • Absolutely, just sub in more oat flour for the protein powder and you will be good to go! I hope you like them! Let me know how they turn out for you! Have a great day! :)
      September 17, 2012
  • One other thing - are you using liquid stevia or the stevia cup for cup powder? I have the latter.
    September 17, 2012
    • I use stevia powder in this recipe, although in some I do use the liquid! :)
      September 17, 2012
  • They look Devine!
    September 19, 2012
    • Thank you so much! :)
      September 19, 2012
  • Looking forward to trying this. I've tried 'Chickpea blondies' which definitely wasn't my cup of tea (or the bf's - he hated them!) but I'm not done with finding the perfect health-i-fied blondies yet! This sounds like a winner!
    September 22, 2012
    • Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy them! I have only had amazing feedback from readers who have made them! And good luck on your weight loss journey! If you ever have any questions feel free to email me! Or if you have any recipes you'd like remade into a healthier version, let me know! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great night! :)
      September 22, 2012
      • Thanks! That sounds wild - will do. I've got HEAPS of Polish cakes that would be awesome if they weren't so high fat/calories/anything else bad! Haha. I'll let you know when I've tried these, prob next weekend. Have a great night too.
        September 22, 2012
  • Darin Theobald
    I just made these today. Now to not eat them all at once. I used chocolate protein powder in mine. They turned out great! Thanks for sharing this one!
    September 22, 2012
    • That's so great to hear Darin! The chocolate protein powder sounds delicious! Thank you for stopping by! Have a great night! :)
      September 22, 2012
  • Well, I LOVED the carrot(pumpkin) raisin bars and was going to bake up a new batch when this caught my eye. Just finished eating my first (of many) blondie -- YYYYYYUUUUMMMMY! I skipped the nibs in order to cut a bigger bar. Dense, creamy, filling and pumpkinlicious! Seriously Sarah, so great, and easy to make. More satisfying and certainly more economical than the cleanest protein bars out there. THANK YOU >:)
    September 22, 2012
  • I think I am going to make these this weekend.
    September 25, 2012
    • Yeah! Let me know how you like them! They have been the biggest hit on the site so far! Thanks for stopping by! :)
      September 26, 2012
  • Derek
    Is that 2 tbsp of granulated stevia or the concentrated form? I'm assuming the latter but didn't have any on hand so I decided to use 12 packets of stevia, hopefully they still turn out. But I would love to know which one for future's sake!
    October 1, 2012
      • Derek
        They were delicious, little too sweet, but that's my fault. So when you say powdered stevia, it's the granulated form or the stevia extract powder(which is like a million times sweeter)? I am in the process of switching from the packets and granulated sweeteners to the extracts, as the packets and granulated forms contain maltodextrin-which is a carb-but for baking I know the granulated forms are necessary. It just sucks that in a cup of the granulated stevia/splenda there is still 24g of maltodextrin, so the granulated forms actually aren't carbohydrate or calorie free- and neither are the packets, they contain about 1g maltodextrin each too. All in all still much better than sugar, but I would rather keep my carb intake strictly for fruit, veggies, grains, etc. I love your site, fat free ricotta cheese and peanut flour literally has CHANGED MY LIFE!
        October 2, 2012

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