I've been OBSESSED with pumpkin lately.
In fact, I even bought THIS. It makes my hair smell like pumpkin and it's so so so great.
So, I came across this Paula Deen recipe here. I know, I know. Paula Deen? Lady of butter?
Well think again, kiddos. I made this one healthy. And it's damn good, too.
Pumpkin Bar ingredients
• 4 Large Brown Eggs
• 1 2/3 cups Sugar
• 1 cups all natural apple sauce, unsweetened
• 1 can organic pumpkin puree
• 2 cups All-purpose Flour
• 2 servings Ground Cinnamon
• 1 teaspoons Coarse Kosher Salt
•1 teaspoons Baking Soda
•2 teaspoons Baking Powder
•1.25 cups Light Cream Cheese
•1/2 cups Light Butter
• 2 cups Confectioners Powdered Sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Using an electric mixer, mix the eggs, sugar, apple sauce and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at a lower speed until all ingredients are combined and the batter is very smooth.
Let cool completely before frosting. Cut into bars.
For the icing, mix the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again.
Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.