Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bars are perfect when you want to bake with pumpkin without added sugar and this tasty pumpkin treat is also dairy-free. And these tasty pumpkin bars are made partly with almond flour, which makes them lower in carbs!

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Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bars on white platter and polka-dotting napkin

For a long time I couldn’t find a sweetener for baking that I thought gave optimal results, so I used to use a little brown sugar in my baking recipes. But now that I’m thrilled with the results from using Lakanto Monkfruit Zero Calorie Sweetener Sweetener, I am renaming this recipe Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bars! We loved this new version made with the Golden Monkfruit Sweetener which gives a brown sugar flavor, but use any sweetener (or combination of sweeteners) that you prefer. 

This recipe was inspired when I went to a party where the hostess served Paula Deen’s Pumpkin Bars. I’m not the biggest pumpkin fan but people were raving about them, so I decided to try coming up with a healthier version of the pumpkin bars. It took me several tries to get a version I was happy with, but we loved these pumpkin bars for a a sugar-free and lower-carb treat made with pumpkin!

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How did I make this recipe lower in carbs?

We switched out the sugar in the inspiring recipe for Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) which gave great results in this recipe. I used a combination of White Whole Wheat Flour and Almond Flour, which makes this a lower-carb recipe. And the almond flour and coconut oil added a lot of good flavor! Paula Deen used frosting of course, but I topped them with pumpkin seeds, and I thought these pumpkin bars were delicious for a healthier pumpkin treat that was just a little bit sweet!

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How to Make Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bars:

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  1. Beat together the eggs, Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link), melted coconut oil (affiliate link), and pumpkin in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate smaller bowl, stir together the White Whole Wheat Flour (affiliate link), Almond Flour (affiliate link), baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon (affiliate link), pumpkin spice mix (affiliate link), and salt.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  4. Spread the mixture out into a 10 1/2″ by 15″ baking dish that you’ve sprayed with non-stick spray.
  5. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds if desired.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the bars are firm and barely starting to brown on the edges, about 35 minutes.
  7. Pumpkin bars can be served warm or cold. And normally I wouldn’t advocate cake for breakfast, but I think these would make a fun breakfast for Halloween!

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bars on platter with pumpkin-colored napkin

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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bars
Yield: 20 bars

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bars

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

These Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bars are perfect when you want a pumpkin treat that doesn’t have added sugar.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (or use your preferred oil)
  • one 15 oz. can pureed pumpkin
  • 1 cup White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
  2. Spray a 10 1/2″ X 15″ glass baking dish with non-stick spray. (You can use any baking dish that’s close to that size, but cooking time might be slightly different with a different size dish.)
  3. Beat together the eggs, Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) or sweetener of your choice, melted coconut oil (affiliate link), and canned pumpkin in a large bowl.
  4. In a separate smaller bowl, stir together the White Whole Wheat Flour (affiliate link), Almond Flour (affiliate link), baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon (affiliate link), pumpkin spice mix (affiliate link), and salt.
  5. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring until it’s well combined.
  6. Spread the mixture out in the baking dish and sprinkle with the pumpkin seeds (or other nuts of your choice).
  7. Bake about 35 minutes, or until the pumpkin bars are firm and starting to get lightly browned on top.
  8. Pumpkin bars can be served warm or at room temperature.


I prefer Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) but use any sweetener of your choice.

This recipe was adapted from Paula Deen’s Pumpkin Bars.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

One bar

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 215mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Pumpkin isn’t low in carbs, so with that and the white whole wheat flour these do have some carbs, but the nutritional information comes in at 8 net carbs per bar, so you decide whether they will work for you. And I do think these Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bars made with sweetener and partly with almond flour are a healthier choice than many desserts like this. 

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was first posted in 2016. It was updated in 2020 with the recommendation to use Golden Monkfruit Sweetener and was updated with more information in 2022.

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