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Pumpkin Bars
9 votes


Moist, spicy bars

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (7 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB (5 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (5 beneficials)
  • Snack
  • 2 cups spelt flour (or 1 cup rice and 1 cup rye flour)
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder [baking powder recipes]
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup soy milk [or use a BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1/3 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup cooked, mashed pumpkin, canned or fresh
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce (or 1 cup mashed banana)
  • 1 egg or equivalent EnerG egg replacer
  • 1 cup chopped dried figs and prunes
How to make it:
  1. Prepare 9 x 13' pan with thin coating of oil.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients in large bowl, set aside.
  4. Into blender, put applesauce, milk, dates, pumpkin and egg replacer.
  5. Blend until smooth.
  6. Mix above into dry ingredients.
  7. Add chopped dried fruit.
  8. Put into baking pan.
  9. Bake at 350F for 30 - 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Cool to room temperature.

    I did not add the water called for with the egg replace because I have read if using spelt flour, to reduce any water slightly. I use egg replacer because I am a vegan. Original recipe also calls for cinnamon and nutmeg, but those are no-nos for Os, so I don't use them. These are also fat-free.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Fig (Fresh/Dried)1 ,2 ,3 B B B B N B B B
Pumpkin2 B B N N A N B B
Date (all)2 N N N N N N N A
Prune/Prune Juice1 ,2 B B N A N N B B
Clove  N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N
Baking Soda  N N N N N N N N
Ginger2 B B N B B B B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Almond Milk2 ,3 N N N N N N N A
Milk (Goat)- N A B B B B A A
Milk (Cow-Whole)- A A A A B N A A
Rice Milk4 N N B B B B N N
Soy Milk4 B N N A A N N A
Milk (Cow-Skim or 2%)- A A N N B N A A

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Banana2 ,3 A N A A B N B B
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider2 ,3 ,5 N N N N N N N A

Egg Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)2 N N N B N N N N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Cake/Flour1 ,4 ,5 B N B B B B N N
Kamut1 ,5 N N A A A A N N
Spelt Flour/Products1 ,5 N N N N N N N A
Rye Flour (whole rye)1 ,5 B B B B A A N N

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Nutmeg2 N N N N N N A N
Cinnamon2 N N N N A A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[5] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Nov 14, 2007 at 02:09 PM By: Lola