Thursday, February 10, 2011
Golden Cinnamon- Pumpkin Bars
These bars are moist and big on cinnamon flavor.Originally the recipe called for cinnamon chips, but I only had butterscotch so I used them and they turned out great. So, that is what I always use.
They also call for whole wheat flour instead of white, so make sure you have that on hand to make these.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Lightly grease a 9"x13" baking pan.
3/4 cup(1-1/2 sticks) butter
1-1/3 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 cup pureed pumpkin
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup cinnamon OR butterscotch chips
In the microwave or on the stove, melt the butter.
Add the brown sugar and combine.
Return to heat briefly to dissolve more of the sugar.
Let sit and cool to the touch.
Beat in the vanilla extract, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and ginger.
Beat in the egg.
Add the pumpkin, flour, and chips and mix well.
Spread the batter in the baking pan.
Bake in the preheated oven 40-45 minutes until it tests done using the toothpick test. Moist crumbs may cling to the toothpick and it is still done.
Take out of oven and cool on a rack.
Cut into bars.