They'll never guess the surprise ingredient in these sweet and spicy Pumpkin Raisin Bars. (Psst, we'll tell you: It's wheat bran high-fiber cereal.)
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
1/2 cup wheat bran high-fiber cereal
1/4 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp. powdered sugar
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350°F.
Beat eggs in small bowl. Stir in cereal; let stand 5 min.
Combine flour, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice. Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add cereal mixture and pumpkin; mix well. Stir in flour mixture and raisins until blended. Pour into 9-inch square pan sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.
Tap into the variety of dried fruits now available at the supermarket. When recipes call for raisins, try using another dried fruit, such as blueberries, cherries, cranberries, dates, figs or prunes, instead. If using larger pieces of dried fruit, be sure to cut them into smaller raisin-size pieces before using.
The pumpkin makes these perfectly spiced bars an excellent source of vitamin A.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 19g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.