Pumpkin Bars by Life’s Simple Measures


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, heaping
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a 9×9 Pyrex dish with parchment paper or grease very well. (If using a metal pan, preheat to 350 degrees.) Combine pumpkin, oil, eggs, and both sugars in a large bowl and cream until smooth. In a separate bowl, sift together the remaining ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices). Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix gently just until incorporated.
  2. Pour pumpkin mixture into dish and spread evenly. Bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes, or when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If using a metal pan, bake at 350.
  3. Let cool, frost, and serve!