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Healthier Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

These healthier Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are oh so creamy and delicious. Made with a few healthy swaps, they are perfect for any occasion.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Chill 3 hours
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 109kcal

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups graham crackers crumbs cinnamon or plain
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil or melted butter

For the Filling

  • 8 ounces block of light 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon of stevia or 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 cup reduced fat Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin not pumpkin pie mix
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 300°F.
  • Line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper
  • In a medium size bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs with the melted coconut oil (or butter).
  • Press the crust on the bottom of the baking dish with your fingers.
  • Bake at 300°F for 20-22 minutes or until it feels dry to the touch. Cool completely.
  • In the mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and yogurt and beat on low speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the pumpkin purée and stevia (or sugar).
  • Add the egg white and mix until just combined
  • Mix in the cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla until combined.
  • Bake the cheesecake for 20-22 minutes or until set and the center barely moves when you give it a little shake. (if using granulated sugar, baking time may vary)
  • Cool completely
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before cutting bars.
  • Once chilled, slice into bars and top each bar with powdered sugar if desired.
  • Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • ENJOY!!

Notes

The brown rice cereal may be substituted instead of graham cracker crumbs. Use the same amount of cereal and add 2 tbsp of stevia

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 70mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1675IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 0.6mg