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

"This is adaption that I came up with from Recipe #232072 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.."
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Ready In:
24 bars




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease or spray baking non-stick spray 15x10x1 pan and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk or mix with electric mixer on low sugar, applesauce, egg whites, squash and extract until throughly blended.
  • 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.
  • Pour and spread into prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes depending on your oven or until knife comes out clean from center.
  • Cool and cut into squares or add your favorite icing when cake is cooled and serve immediately!

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  1. 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
  2. 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]


I am a single mother of a terrific six-year old little girl who is a finicky eater. I love to cook, bake, etc. but I am always dieting, so I don't make my favorite foods unless its special occasions. I am known for my famous decadent pastries, baked goods, especially CHOCOLATE!!! Any recipe I can do unless I don't have the tools. I love to collect antiques even old cookie molds that I use for my baking as well as a vintage clothing collector. I am a martha stewart at home, love to create and be artistic. I have lately been creative with recipes trying to create healthy, diet dishes that are tastey and not going on the waist with much success that also don't mess with my blood sugar and getting rave reviews from people in the local gym I attend. My Favorite things to cook: Anything my late Mother used to make for us kids (well, almost..still don't like liver!). I wish I had her cookbook but it was lost in a move years ago. I love making all slovak dishes my mother used to make and do it just from my head from watching her over the years in the kitchen. I hope I pass this to my daughter as well. My Family cooking traditions: Growing up in a european home, the tradition is in the kitchen, if you want to learn how to cook is to sit and watch. This was told to me by my mother as she was told to by her grandmother the same for generations. That's how they become such great cooks that no one could match. My Cooking triumphs: Anytime I make bakery for special occasion, the satisfaction is the smiles on their faces. I have a reputation to keep up for my sweets!! For one function I attend, they always expect me to bring a rich, decadent chocolate dessert which every year is different from the last!!! Cooking BooBoos': no sugar chocolates..oops! <img src="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/permanent%20collection/IWasAdoptedfall08.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket">
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