So this weekend I did some traveling! I actually went to watch my beloved Buckeyes in Baltimore (we won in case you were interested!), so I knew about a 7 hour car ride sat ahead of me. Because I was traveling with other people, I decided to do a little baking before they arrived in the morning to give us some treats to nibble on in the car, as well as something to bring to my friends house who was hosting us for the weekend! My Apple Cinnamon Pumpkin Bars were not only fast, easy, and traveled well, they were also a hit! With fall right around the corner, people are already itching for a little taste of autumn flavors, and this is just the thing to get their taste buds prepared!
Apple Cinnamon Pumpkin Bars – Makes 12-15 bars
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup no-sugar added applesauce
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 cup Truvia (or which ever sugar substitute you prefer, just take a look at the measuring conversions on the side of the bag! 1/4 cup Truvia = 1/2 cup granulated sugar)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon + a little extra to dust with at the end
- 1/8 tsp ground clove
- 1/2 cup diced apples (without the skin) + a few apple slices to put on top
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together all of your ingredients in a large bowl, then spread evenly in a lightly greased 8×8 baking dish. Placed your extra sliced apples sporadically on top, and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. Once removed from the oven, dust with a little extra cinnamon and let cool for about 10 minutes before cutting and serving. Enjoy!