For those of you who don’t know me, I am a bit pudgy. It has been a problem for me for most of my life, and I have fought with my weight even more since I had my two children. I had so many friends having success on Weight Watchers that I decided to try it also. I was doing well, and had lost a few pounds, and then October happened. October was rough.
Well, I am back on Weight watchers, as of December 01. Bluebell is doing Weight Watchers also, and that will be so helpful to me. However, another thing I love to do besides Blogging, and playing World of Warcraft (yes I AM that girl), is baking. Baking is not always what you should be doing when you are counting your points, so I am always on the lookout for amazing low sugar, low fat foods. I recently posted my recipe for Diabetic Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake, which was a big hit. So last night I was looking for something to bake and found a low sugar pumpkin bar recipe. I found this recipe on a Group Recipe website. It was easy to make, and the bars were really delicious. They ended up being 4 WW points which is about 200 calories each. If I substitute unsweetened applesauce for the oil, it will take them down to 3 points! I will do that next time.
Diabetic Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars
1 Cup flour
1 Cup White whole wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 15 oz can pumpkin
4 eggs slightly beaten
1/2 cup canola oil (You may substitute 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce)
1/4 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly coat 13 x 9 x 1 baking pan with cooking spray. In large bowl combine both flours, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In a medium bowl combine the pumpkin, eggs, oil and milk. Add the flour mixture and 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips to the pumpkin mixture and mix until just combined. Spread it evenly in the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the top. Bake at 350 for 23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into 18 bars.
Mix the dry ingredients into a bowl:
Mix Pumpkin, eggs, oil and milk:
Combine pumpkin mixture, dry ingredients and 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips:
Spread into prepared pan:
Bake, put on a plate and enjoy!!