This week I made stuffed devils food cupcakes, half with vanilla, half with chocolate but needed to bake something else for the store.
My favorite recipe that does not involve cupcakes is Pumpkin Bars. This is easy, pretty healthy and delicious. Breakfast, Dessert, Snacktime - they are good any time of day.
2 cups of Flour
1 1/2 cups of Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Cloves (if you don't have this, try pumpkin pie spice)
1 can of Pumpkin 16oz (I like the Libbys Pumpkin Pie Mix but you can use either that or just regular Pumpkin. The bars with the mix are a little darker in color. I just prefer this)
1 c Oil
4 Beaten Eggs
1 cup of Walnuts or Raw Pumpkin Seeds (I get them in the health food store but these can usually be found in the supermarket)
Preheat oven to 350
Mix dry ingredients together well
In a seperate bowl, beat the eggs (room temp please) oil & pumpkin
Add to the dry mix and blend on low speed by mixer or by hand. Don't overbeat, just make sure all the dry mix is completely blended in.
Line a 10x13x1" pan with parchment paper (it just makes your life so much easier)
Spread mix onto pan.
Sprinkle pumpkin seeds or walnuts on top.
You can also add to mix if you would like more nuts or seeds
Bake for approximately 25 - 30 min or until tester comes out clean
Cut into squares.
You should be able to have a yield of 24 squares.
Would love to show a pix of the pumpkin bars cut but these are heading out to the store so what you see is still cooling in the pan!
Let me know what you think
Hmmmm next week these just might be cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting!