Pumpkin Date Nut Bars

For lunch this afternoon, I ate a few slices of leftover Buffalo Chicken Pizza and a couple of these babies:

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Their deliciousness was out of this world! :mrgreen:

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Pumpkin Date Nut Bars

Makes 12

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350*F degrees. Spray 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients until smooth.
  • Spread batter in prepared baking pan, and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes.
  • Let bars cool completely in pan before cutting.
  • Eat and enjoy!

59 Comments

  1. I made these a few days ago on the same night that I made delicious pumpkin chicken chili . . . perfect combination! They were a big hit with my hubby and our friends, too! I linked to your recipe! 🙂 Next time I’m going to try making them with oat flour or some other gluten free flour sub. Thanks for the recipes!! 🙂 xoxo

  2. These look amazing. However, I can’t eat gluten, do you think they would taste as good with almond flour?
    Thanks!
    Karen

  3. Nut bar? It’s my first time to here a recipe like that since I am not really a cook. I’m just trying to be one. Lol. Maybe I just need to follow carefully the direction to make it perfect. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Nuts are my favorites! Pumpkin and nut combination is new to me and I should really try this one when my hubby came home from his business trip. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe of yours.

  5. I am not a huge pumpkin fan. Do you think applesauce or mashed ripe bananas will work in equal measurements of the pumpkin?

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