Keto Pumpkin Bars Recipe (Low-Carb!) - The Best Keto Recipes (2024)

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These Keto Pumpkin Bars are a low carb delight! At just 3.3 net carbs per serving, this is the perfect Fall dessert recipe!

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Last fall I shared my favorite Keto Cranberry Cheesecake Bars, and it turns out they are your favorite too! With the seasons changing, I wanted to share a fall spin on this favorite! These amazing Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are loaded with flavor.

These rich, low-carb cheesecake bars contain a shortbread almond flour crust, vanilla cheesecake, pumpkin spice cheesecake and a pecan crumble! And just in case you want to add a little extra oomph to your bars, you can drizzle them with this Keto Caramel Sauce.

This is a rave-worthy dessert your friends and family will love!

Ingredients in Keto Pumpkin Bars

To make these sugar-free pumpkin cheesecake, I used my favorite keto-friendly sweeteners. Almond flour keeps the crust low-carb, and canned pumpkin is already keto-friendly!

Here’s what you’ll need to make the keto pumpkin bars:

  • Almond flour
  • Confectioners Keto sweetener (such as Monkfruit or Swerve)
  • Brown Sugar Keto sweetener (such as Golden Monkfruit or Brown Sugar Swerve)
  • Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Pecans
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Cinnamon

Can I Substitute the Almond Flour?

No, this recipe has its best taste and texture when almond flour is used. Coconut flour is not a 1:1 substitution for almond flour and I do not suggest it for this recipe.

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How to Make Keto Pumpkin Bars

Although this keto pumpkin dessert makes for a lovely presentation, the crust and cheesecake layers are so easy to make. Here’s an overview of how the pumpkin cheesecake bars are made:

  1. Make the crust: stir together the melted butter, almond flour and confectioners sweetener to form a soft, buttery crust.
  2. Lightly press the dough into an 8×8-inch pan and bake for 7 minutes and 350 degrees F.
  3. Prepare the layers: The vanilla cheesecake layer is just cream cheese, egg, keto-friendly confectioners sweetener and vanilla extract.
  4. When the crust has cooled completely, spoon out half of the cheesecake mixture and spread evenly over the crust.
  5. Blend the pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice into the remaining cheesecake mixture for the pumpkin layer.
  6. Spread the pumpkin layer over the vanilla cheesecake layer.
  7. In a food processor, combine the butter, pecans, almond flour, keto brown sugar sweetener and cinnamon until a crumb mixture forms. Sprinkle over the cheesecake.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Allow the cheesecake to cool completely before slicing.

Can I Make This Recipe in a Pie Plate?

No, you need to use the correct size pan for the best results. A pie plate is larger than an 8×8-inch baking dish, so the bars will come out much thinner.

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How to Store Pumpkin Bars

Store these keto pumpkin cheesecake bars loosely covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator. These bars are good up to one week after making. This is an ideal dessert to make for a holiday meal because it can be made several days in advance.

Can I Freeze Cheesecake Bars?

Absolutely! Cheesecake bars freeze perfectly. You can freeze the bars whole or cut them into individual portions before freezing.

Here are the steps to follow for freezing keto pumpkin cheesecake bars so the taste and texture is not compromised.

  1. After cooking your cheesecake bars allow them to cool completely.
  2. Slice and wrap your individual servings tightly with plastic wrap. Alternatively, if you are freezing the entire cheesecake place it in a dish or on a cardboard base and wrap tightly with plastic wrap.
  3. Wrap the plastic wrapped cheesecake with foil to prevent freezer burn.
  4. When ready to thaw allow the cheesecake to thaw at room temperature for 2-4 hours, or overnight in the refrigerator.

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Tips for Making Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

  • Allow the crust to cool completely before adding the cheesecake layers. It is a soft, buttery crust. If you spread the cold cheesecake over the warm crust before it cools and sets, your crust will tear.
  • For the best cheesecake texture, use room temperature cream cheese and eggs.
  • Make sure to use full-fat, brick-style cream cheese in this recipe.

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Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Annie

These Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are a low carb delight! At just 3.3 net carbs per serving this is the perfect Fall dessert recipe!

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Prep Time 20 minutes mins

Cook Time 30 minutes mins

Chill Time 2 hours hrs

Total Time 2 hours hrs 50 minutes mins

Servings 12 bars

Calories 346 kcal

Ingredients

Shortbread Crust

Vanilla Cheesecake

Pumpkin Layer

  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice

Pecan Crumble Layer

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F

For the crust:

  • Stir melted butter, almond flour, sweetener, and pumpkin pie spice together in a mixing bowl to form a soft, buttery crust. Lightly press the dough into an even layer in the bottom of a foil lined 8×8 pan and bake for 7 minutes.

  • ALLOW THE CRUST TO COOL COMPLETELY

For the vanilla cheesecake layer:

  • Combine the cream cheese, eggs, 1/2 cup keto confectioners sweetener, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixture until completely smooth.

  • When the crust has cooled completely, spoon out half of the cheesecake mixture and spread evenly over the crust.

For the pumpkin cheesecake layer:

  • Blend the pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice into the remaining cheesecake mixture for the pumpkin layer. Spread the pumpkin layer over the vanilla cheesecake layer.

For the crumble topping:

  • Lastly, combine the butter, pecans, almond flour, keto brown sugar sweetener and cinnamon in a small blender or food processor until a crumb mixture forms. Sprinkle over the cheesecake.

  • Bake for 30-33 minutes.

  • Allow the cheesecake to cool completely and chill at least 2 hours before slicing.

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Notes

This recipe makes 12 cheesecake bars (2 x 2.67 inches), and each bar has 3.3 net carbs.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cheesecake barCalories: 346kcalCarbohydrates: 4.6gProtein: 6.6gFat: 28.5gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 162mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 1.2g

Keyword gluten free cheesecake bars, keto pumpkin cheesecake bars, low carb cheesecake bars

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