Cinnamon Pumpkin Bars – Recipe Girl

Cinnamon Pumpkin Bars - Recipe Girl

I must say that I’m in love with these Cinnamon Pumpkin Bars! These bars are tender and wonderful. They’re kind of like pumpkin blondies. And they have cinnamon chips baked into them too.

cinnamon pumpkin bars stacked on a white plate

These are the most delicious pumpkin bars with cinnamon flavor throughout. Bake these for a fall party, and you’ll see everyone scrambling to eat the last one!

ingredients displayed for making cinnamon pumpkin bars

Ingredients needed:

  • unsalted butter
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • baking powder and salt
  • ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice
  • egg
  • canned unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • whole wheat flour
  • all purpose flour
  • cinnamon chips

four photos showing how to make cinnamon pumpkin bars

How to make Cinnamon Pumpkin Bars:

The complete, printable recipe is at the end of this post.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9×9-inch pan with nonstick spray.

  2. Melt the butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl or in a saucepan set over low heat, then add sugar and stir to combine. Return the mixture to the microwave (or heat) briefly, until it’s hot and starting to bubble. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl and allow it to cool until you can comfortably test it with your finger.

  3. Use an electric mixer to beat in the vanilla, baking powder, salt and spices. Add the egg, beating until smooth and scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl. Stir in the pumpkin, flours and chips-mixing thoroughly. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake the bars until a sharp knife inserted into the center reveals moist crumbs, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on a rack.

spatula taking cinnamon pumpkin bar out of pan

The photo above shows cutting these cinnamon pumpkin bars into pieces that are quite large (9 pieces). But that’s not really necessary! Cut them into rows of 4×4 and you’ll end up with 16 smaller bars. They’re very sweet, so that’s a perfectly acceptable size.

spatula taking out cinnamon pumpkin bar from pan

Where can you find Cinnamon Chips?

This recipe calls for using cinnamon chips. Cinnamon chips are just like chocolate chips, but they’re made from cinnamon flavor instead of chocolate. Look for them near the chocolate chips in your market’s baking aisle. I’ve seen them most often at Walmart or Target- especially during the holidays. Otherwise, you can order cinnamon chips on Amazon.

cinnamon pumpkin bars on cooling rack

Store these in a sealed, covered container for up to three days or so. They can also be frozen in the same manner for up to three months. Enjoy!

stack of three cinnamon pumpkin bars

You might also like to try my Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Bars, No Bake Pumpkin Shortbread Bars or these Pumpkin Magic Bars.

Cinnamon Pumpkin Bars

Delicious pumpkin bars with lots of cinnamon flavor throughout!

Recipe Details

Prep Time: 25 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins

Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins

Race: Dessert

Kitchen: American

Keyword: bars, cinnamon, pumpkin

Services: 16 bars

calories: 282calories

Author: RecipeGirl.com (adapted slightly from King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking)

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1⅓ cups packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground-cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 wide egg
  • 1 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips (plus a few more to sprinkle on top)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9×9-inch pan with nonstick spray.

  • Melt the butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl or in a saucepan set over low heat, then add sugar and stir to combine. Return the mixture to the microwave (or heat) briefly, until it’s hot and starting to bubble. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl and allow it to cool until you can comfortably test it with your finger.

  • Use an electric mixer to beat in the vanilla, baking powder, salt and spices. Add the egg, beating until smooth and scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl. Stir in the pumpkin, flours and chips-mixing thoroughly. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake the bars until a sharp knife inserted into the center reveals moist crumbs, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on a rack.

Ratings

  • *You can sometimes find cinnamon chips shelved near the chocolate chips in your grocery store (made by Hersheys). I’ve seen them at Walmart and Target more than other places. Otherwise, try ordering them on Amazon.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar, calories: 282calories, Carbohydrates: 37g, protein: 3g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 94mg, Potassium: 112mg, fiber: 1g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 2679UI, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 60mg, Iron: 1mg

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