Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

These yummy bars are made with lots of good-for-you ingredients including whole wheat flour, pumpkin, nuts, and canola oil.

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Yields:
36 bars
Prep:
20 mins
Bake:
25 mins 350°F
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

Ingredients
 
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2
cup pecans or walnuts, finely chopped (optional)
2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 4 eggs, slightly beaten
1
15 ounce can pumpkin
1/2
cup canola oil
1/4
cup fat-free milk
1/3
cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
2
tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
1 1/2
teaspoons powdered sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 15101-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, granulated sugar, pecans (if using), baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine egg, pumpkin, canola oil, and milk. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture along with 1/3 cup chocolate pieces; stir just until combined. Spread the batter very evenly in the prepared pan. Sprinkle top with 2 tablespoons chocolate pieces. Bake about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. If desired, sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

(Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars)
    Per serving:
  • 83 kcal cal.,
  • 4 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 12 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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