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Pumpkin BarsPumpkin Bars

Jami Nolen, Nutrition Program Associate

October 16, 2011


Craving a good fall dessert that doesn't leave you feeling guilty? Drop that Halloween candy and eat one of these instead!



24 bars



  • 1 cup pumpkin, canned
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Cooking spray



  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine all ingredients and beat well, about 400 strokes. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool on baking rack; cut into bars.


Nutrition Information (amount per serving)

Calories: 104.1
Total Carbs: 15.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
Sugars: 9.5 g
Total Fat: 4.5 g
Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
Unsaturated Fat: 3.8 g
Potassium: 110.2 mg
Protein: 2 g
Sodium: 87 mg

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