Pumpkin Pecan Bars
These Pumpkin Pecan Bars are so yummy gooey and perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning or a cup of tea in the afternoon.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
- For the bars:
- Dry ingredients
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup raw pecans
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp allspice
- Wet Ingredients
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup pumpkin
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1 egg
- For the caramel:
- 15 medjool dates
- 1/4 cup water
In a food processor, grind the oats and pecans until flour like.
Place this mixture in a bowl and add the remaining dry ingredients and mix together well.
Then place the dates and water in the food processor and pulse until you get a caramel consistency, scraping down the sides a few times.
In another bowl, mix the maple syrup, pumpkin, applesauce and the egg and mix together.
Add the wet to the dry ingredients and stir to combine thoroughly.
Line an 8X8 glass baking dish with parchment paper, having enough extra paper to hang over the sides.
Slowly spoon 1/2 the batter into the 8X8 pan.
Then add the layer of the date mixture.
Thirdly, add in the remaining batter on top of that layer.
Bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes.
Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.5mg