It's been nothing but fall victuals in the kitchen as of late--butternut squash, kale, sage and pumpkin. I always keep canned pumpkin on hand to thicken soups and of course for baking. Yesterday was the initiation of the oven on my new Maytag Electric Range that I am testing out as a Maytag Kitchen Moms Ambassador, so I decided that some pumpkin chocolate chip bars were in our future.
(adapted from Everyday Food)
1 cup unbleached, all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup coconut oil (or 2 sticks of butter, your choice)
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and flour a 9x13" baking dish.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (spices, flours, baking soda, salt). In another larger bowl, beat the sugar and coconut oil or butter, with a mixer, then add the egg and vanilla and beat until fully combined. Add the pumpkin, and beat on low until combined.
Add the dry ingredients 1/2 cup at a time, beating on low, then fold in the chocolate chips.
Spread it onto your pan, making sure it is pushed into the corners with the spatula.
Disclosure: I wrote this post participating in an Maytag Moms Dependable Kitchen Ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Maytag. I was provided with a Maytag kitchen appliances set, including a refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and range to facilitate my post.