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Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Frosted Blondies

by Jennifer Wieland
Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Frosted Blondies #Steviva #Fructevia
Thanks to Steviva for providing products for today’s post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Being diagnosed as Diabetic earlier this year has sent me into a bit of a tailspin. As someone who loves sweets and baking I’ve been sort of at a loss. Before my diagnosis, I had tried low carb and cutting sugar from my diet. I always struggled staying on those types of diets for a few reasons. First, I hate being told I can’t have something. Childish, maybe. No willpower or self-control, possibly. It’s just that once I see a huge list of things I can’t eat those seem to be the things I crave the most. Second, I’m a girl who LOVES baking! That also means I’m tasting and trying a lot of sweets when developing recipes or just plain old eating sweets with friends and family. I have never found sweeteners that I could use instead of sugar that didn’t leave a funky aftertaste in my mouth. That has all changed for me now though. Recently, I was contacted by Steviva, a company specializing in sugar-free sweetener options. I’m not going to lie. I was very skeptical because hello, gross aftertaste. Then I started using some of the products they sent me and sauces tasted right and sweet treats tasted like, well sweet treats. My new fall favorite recipe I can enjoy with the Steviva products is my Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Frosted Blondies.

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Frosted Blondies #Steviva #Fructevia

When looking at the products I received from Steviva I was reading each label. The Fructevia label boldly claimed it was excellent for cooking and baking. It even boasted a taste guarantee on the back. This had me intrigued. I decided to test the taste by making these Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Frosted Blondies. While pumpkin spice is a bold flavor combination even it can’t hide nasty sweeteners. I have to say I was amazed at how well the Fructevia delivered on it’s taste! These blondie sand the frosting were sweet without being overly sugary and had no nasty aftertaste.

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Frosted Blondies #Steviva #Fructevia

To make these blondies I started out with fall favorites ingredients for the cookie bar base.

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Frosted Blondies #Steviva #Fructevia

The dough for these blondies is thick and sticky. It also doesn’t spread out like most doughs do. To get it nicely in the pan I sprayed a large offset spatula with baking spray to get it spread out in the pan.

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Frosted Blondies #Steviva #Fructevia

While the dough was baking I worked on the frosting.

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Frosted Blondies #Steviva #Fructevia

This frosting was a bit of challenge for me. Originally I had planned on doing an icing but in my first attempts at this recipe it did not turn out well. I then tested out this recipe for a more traditional frosting and it worked surprisingly well.

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Frosted Blondies #Steviva #Fructevia

I chilled the frosted blondies to get the frosting to set nicely. I was then able to cute them into squares and enjoy. 

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Frosted Blondies #Steviva #Fructevia

If you’re looking to cut calories, lower carb intake or cut sugar from your diet then Steviva has just the products for you. With Steviva’s large product list of sugar alternatives you will easily be able to find just what you need for any cooking, baking or drink making you may need to do. All of their products can be purchased easily online form their store. Right now my readers can also enjoy a 20% discount on their purchases with the code THANKYOU at checkout. If you’re new to sugar alternatives and need recipes, ideas and inspiration be sure to follow Steviva on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Frosted Blondies
Serves 24
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197 calories
12 g
49 g
15 g
3 g
9 g
60 g
126 g
1 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
60g
Servings
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197
Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
24%
Saturated Fat 9g
47%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 49mg
16%
Sodium 126mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 12g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
42%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
4%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Blondies
  1. 2 1/2 c. All Purpose Flour
  2. 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  3. 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  4. 1 1/2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
  5. 1/2 c. Salted Butter, softened
  6. 8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
  7. 3/4 c. Fructevia
  8. 1 c. Pumpkin, canned
  9. 1 Egg
For the Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Frosting
  1. 1 c. Milk (I used whole milk.)
  2. 2 tbsp. All Purpose Flour
  3. 1/4 tsp. Corn Starch
  4. 1 c. Butter, softened
  5. 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  6. 1/2 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice
For the Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Blondies
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9"x13" pan.
  2. Place the flour, baking soda, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice into a bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Cream together the butter and cream cheese in a large bowl with a mixer.
  4. Add in the Fructevia and mix to combine.
  5. Mix in the canned pumpkin.
  6. Stir in the egg.
  7. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  8. In small batches mix in the dry ingredients until combined.
  9. Spread the dough into the prepared pan.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
For the Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Frosting
  1. Place the flour and cornstarch into a small saucepan.
  2. Over medium heat whisk the milk into the flour and corn starch.
  3. Heat until the mixture begins to boil while stirring.
  4. Lower the temperature some and continue whisking until the mixture thickens. It should be the consistency of paste.
  5. Pour the mixture into a bowl and let cool. You can cool it in the refrigerator for an hour or two if you don't want to wait but it must be completely cooled.
  6. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla on medium-high speed.
  7. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and then add in the cooled flour mixture.
  8. Beat on medium-high speed for 7-10 minutes. The longer you beat the mixture the creamier and fluffier it will become.
  9. Frost the cooled blondies.
Notes
  1. This dough is very thick and sticky. To spread it evenly in the pan you will want to use a greased spatula.
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fat
15g
protein
3g
carbs
12g
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Delicious Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Blondies

by Jennifer Wieland
Delicious & Easy Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Blondies

It’s seems like more and more people are needing to eat gluten-free for health reasons or just to change-up their diets to a healthier lifestyle. When people find out I bake on my own blog I am often asked if I do special diet recipes, gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free, etc. It’s not that in the past I have been against these recipes for any reason, well okay, I am against the dairy ones because that means no cream and butter and to me that is just blasphemous, but the others I have nothing against it’s just there was never a need for me to try making them. Then my great-niece was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and had to go gluten-free. I’ve also battled a slew of health problems the last few years and figured it couldn’t hurt anything to try making healthier options once in a while. Earlier this month I did my Gluten-Free Cherry Chip Almond Oatmeal Cookies and today I am bringing you these absolutely delicious Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Blondies.

Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Blondies

I’ve spent the last few weeks reading gluten-free blogs and articles trying to learn the differences in baking. I’ve spent hours and hours trying to find a good all-purpose gluten-free flour and I think I finally have in Glutino Gluten Free Pantry All-Purpose Flour
because it already has a binder in it which you usually need in gluten-free baking. If you’re new to gluten-free baking the prices may scare you a bit because the flours are much more expensive than traditional all-purpose flour but once you find one you like you can usually buy it in bulk to save yourself some money.

For the Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Blondies I based them off of my regular Snickerdoodle Blondies recipe that is always popular when I make it. Since this is a gluten-free version there are some differences. The gluten-free version turned out less dense and they were thicker but they were very moist and had a great flavor. It’s definitely a recipe that the gluten-free people in your life will be happy you took the time to make for them.

Delicious & Easy Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Blondies

These Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Blondies come together very fast so it’s a great recipe to have on hand.

Delicious & Easy Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Blondies

The overhanging parchment paper makes it easy to lift out of the pan and cut them up.

Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Blondies
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2372 calories
355 g
430 g
99 g
25 g
60 g
620 g
140 g
221 g
4 g
31 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
620g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2372
Calories from Fat 867
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 99g
152%
Saturated Fat 60g
301%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 26g
Cholesterol 430mg
143%
Sodium 140mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 355g
118%
Dietary Fiber 7g
27%
Sugars 221g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A
63%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
46%
Iron
27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the blondies
  1. 1 1/3 c. Glutino Gluten-Free Pantry All-Purpose Flour
  2. 1 tsp. baking powder (I use Clabber Girl as it's gluten-free)
  3. 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  4. 3/4 c. dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  5. 1/4 c. sugar
  6. 1/2 c. butter, softened
  7. 1 egg
  8. 1/4 c. applesauce
  9. 1/2 tsp. vanilla
For the topping
  1. 1 tsp. sugar
  2. 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray an 8"x8" or 9"x9" pan with baking spray. Then measure some parchment paper so that it hangs over the edges for easy lift out of the blondies once they are done.
  2. In a bowl stir together the Glutino All-Purpose Flour, baking powder & cinnamon so that they are well mixed. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment add the sugars, butter, egg, applesauce and vanilla. Mix together on medium speed until it is fairly smooth and there are only small bits of butter left. Stir in the flour mix and mix just until combined. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan and sprinkle the combined cinnamon and sugar for the topping.
  3. Bake for 28-32 minutes. Let cool in the pan and then carefully life the blondies form the pan using the overhanging parchment paper. Then you can slice and serve.
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fat
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protein
25g
carbs
355g
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