Easy Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin dishes reign supreme this time of the year!  One of the best desserts to make for your family or take to a Halloween or Harvest Party are these “Easy Pumpkin Bars”.  Make a double batch and freeze some for Thanksgiving!  I usually just buy the cream cheese frosting but you can make your own if you want…they are also just as yummy without the frosting or sprinkled with powered sugar.  This recipe is a simple one that would work great if you wanted to do some baking with your kids.  Have fun with it!

2 C all purpose flour

1 1/2 C sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp nutmeg

4 eggs, beaten

1 16 oz can pumpkin puree

1 C cooking oil (I use coconut oil)

Cream Cheese Frosting

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, soda, salt, cloves and nutmeg.  Stir in eggs, pumpkin puree and oil until combined.  Spread batter into an un greased baking pan.  Bake for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool and spread cream cheese frosting.



Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Put on a pot of coffee (or just turn on your keurig) and get ready for a fabulous fall treat! These muffins are easy and so good…you won’t want to share them with anyone because you will want them all to yourself!! They are a great way to start your day with a nice warm cup of coffee on a blustery cold autumn morning.


2 3/4 C Flour
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Nutmeg
2 1/4 C Sugar
2/3 C cooking oil
3 Eggs
1/2 C water
1 1/2 C Pumpkin
1 C Chocolate Chips

Topping: Brown sugar and mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all dry ingredients together.
Make a well in the middle of dry ingredients and add oil, eggs, water and pumpkin.
Mix until combined
Stir in chocolate chips
Add liners to your muffin tin and fill 2/3 full with mixture
Sprinkle tops with brown sugar and mini chocolate chips

Bake 20-25 minutes