Once we start to get further and further into this spooky month it seems that pumpkins are EVERYWHERE - only reminding us of our unbelievable Pumpkin Bars recipe. This is a whole wheat flour recipe and though that might be a little intimidating, we are all about simple recipes here at Palouse Brand, how to make these pumpkin bars is so easy, you’ll want to make them year round. With a cream cheese frosting on the top, these bars are great for Halloween parties or just a night in watching Hocus Pocus.
Palouse Brand Multi-Purpose Flour is the best option of our 4 wheat flours to make these whole wheat pumpkin bars. With any recipe using our whole wheat flours, it’s best to alter the recipe to use slightly more liquid, as the whole wheat flour will soak up liquids more quickly than a store-bought flour. Luckily for you we’ve already perfected this recipe for exactly what measurements you’ll need for perfectly delicious bars.
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bars
- 1 ⅔ cups Sugar
15 oz Canned Pumpkin
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Baking Powder
2 cups Flour
1 package Cream Cheese
4 cups Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 TBS Milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a stand mixer combine eggs, sugar and pumpkin. Cream together for 2-3 minutes.
Add spices and vanilla, mix until combined.
Add in baking powder, baking soda and flour. Mix until just combined, the batter will be thicker than a cake batter.
Spread out evenly on a 15x10 pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Cream Cheese Icing
Making sure your cream cheese is a room temperature, combine with powdered sugar.
Add in vanilla and milk.
Once frosting is at desired consistency, spread on top pumpkin bars and top with a dusting of cinnamon.