Fall Harvest Butternut Squash/Pumpkin Bars-No Fat, Sugar-Free

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is adaption that I came up with from Lower Fat Pumpkin Bars that is no fat and sugar free for dietary reasons. It is chock full of flavor, moist and very healthy!! You can also add to it to suit you. It is lower also in calories!! My six year old even loves it and have requested it already!! I have added to the baseline of this recipe and she did not even know she was eating Squash nor how healthy it was-she thought it was the real deal!! In my version, vanilla extract was added and pumpkin pie spice. For a real kick, I added two handfuls of coconut, 1/2 cup of macadamia nuts, coconut extract and Da'Vinci Sugar Free Caramel Syrup with Fat Free Cream Cheese frosting with Sugar Free Caramel Syrup!! You can also use any Squash or Pumpkin..be creative..but if you add more ingredients, remember it adds more calories!! Prep time not included for pureed squash although you can use baby food squash-its the something but fresher is better! Enjoy-we do..very delish and Yummy too! Update: If you are going to use just Squash, because of higher water content, OMIT the APPLESAUCE and INCREASE FLOUR TO 3 Cups.. I found this out the hard way. Also, don't use metal pan if you can help it..don't worry squash does turn color the next day. Must be refrigerated as well after you are done with it..

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease or spray baking non-stick spray 15x10x1 pan and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk or mix with electric mixer on low sugar, applesauce, egg whites, squash and extract until throughly blended.
  5. Add a at a time flour mixture to the squash mixture until fully blended with whisk or low on electric mixture until it is cake batter.
  6. Pour and spread into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes depending on your oven or until knife comes out clean from center.
  7. Cool and cut into squares or add your favorite icing when cake is cooled and serve immediately!
Most Helpful

Loved it! I used a 15 oz can of pumpkin and 1(1/3) cup of sugar. I will definitely be making this again. Thank you for sharing! PAC Spring 2013

waterbaby09 April 20, 2013

Made these to include on my finger food counter for a group I host, & these were a big hit, especially by a handful of guests who try to stay sugar-free! Did use canned pumpkin & the applesauce & think this is the first time I'd ever used white whole wheat flour! Definitely worth making again! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]

Sydney Mike September 20, 2008