Pumpkin Spice Bars

Makes 9-12 servings

  • 1 1/2 c. canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 c. canola oil
  • 1/3 c. non-dairy or organic milk
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1/2 t. ginger
  • 1/2 t. nutmeg
  • 1/2 t. garam masala

Icing:

  • 3 T. Butter
  • 1/2 c.  cream cheese
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix pumpkin, oil, milk, sugars and vanilla with an electric or stand mixer.
2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and garam masala.
3. Add dry ingredients to wet, and mix until just combined.
4. Spread batter into an 8×8 baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until set.
5. Meanwhile, prepare frosting by beating together margarine, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla.
6. When pumpkin bars have completely cooled, frost.
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