I meant to post these a week ago (when I actually made them)…and they’ve patiently sat in my “saved drafts” folder until making their debut, today! So worth the wait. These were were quick to mix up and made a smaller than normal batch (11 x7 pan, approx 12-15 bars). It was a lab member’s birthday a couple weeks ago and I had a million things going on, but definitely wanted to bring treats to celebrate with her. These were gone within minutes of setting them out! The other cool thing about this recipe? It doesn’t contain a lot of butter or sugar. Although fall and thanksgiving seems to be pumpkin flavor season, I can never get enough and will definitely be making these again all throughout the year.
Recipe adapted from Pennies on a Platter
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 whole egg
2 egg whites
1 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
1 cup flour
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Lightly grease an 11 x 7 inch pan.
In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, minus the chocolate chips.
In a separate large bowl, combine pumpkin puree, eggs and oil until smooth.
Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before enjoying!