Pumpkin Maple Bites – Gluten-Free

We took this beautiful pumpkin cheesecake recipe from an awesome Shape Magazine article and made it over Attracting Wellness style.

This is a delicious recipe and a wonderfully yummy treat for the season.

The fresh and delicious pumpkin squash combined with the richness of maple combines for a sweet and delicious treat.

 

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For the original article and recipe in the magazine go here:

Ingredients For the Pecan Crust:
2 cups pecans pureed to a dust/flour consistency
3 tablespoons coconut oil
¼ cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

For the Cheesecake Filling:
1 cup pureed pumpkin
1 cup plain greek yogurt
3 eggs
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons tapioca, or any other gluten-free flour
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon sea salt

Pecan Crust:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 8” round, or 8” x 8” square baking pan with non stick spray. Next take all the crust ingredients in a bowl. Stir until distributed.

Pour the crust mix into pan.  Next press it bottom and side of dish with your hands.  Be sure to do this even so that the thickness.  Bake crust for 8 minutes, until golden  edges form.  Remove and cool.

Cheesecake Filing:
In blender add all ingredients for cheesecake. Blend until even.  Pour the cheesecake filling into the pan with the crust.  Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until center firms. It shouldn’t jiggle when you shake the pan.

Cool for 30 minutes, then chill for 2 hours allowing to firm up. Goes well served with plain greek yogurt, maple drizzled, whipped cream, and or nuts.

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