Well, it is starting to feel like Fall in my neck of the woods. If your area isn’t getting cooler, these awesome pumpkin bars will fill your house with the scents of Fall, even if you’re still in air conditioning!!!
It seems like everywhere we turn this time of year, there is pumpkin spice “something” being sold. Make these delicious bars with all natural, Feingold-approved ingredients. These are my family’s favorite treat. And, truthfully, we don’t only save them for the Fall!
By Denise Catanese
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin
1 cup oil
2/3 cup water
3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs, add sugar and beat together.
Add pumpkin, oil and water, and stir until well mixed. Beat in flour, soda, cinnamon,
nutmeg and salt. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into two well-greased and floured 9 x 5-inch loaf pans and bake for 1 hour. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pans.
You can top these bars with a dusting of powdered sugar or your favorite cream cheese frosting!