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Cranberry Swirl Pumpkin Bars
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Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 12
Adapted from a recipe found that was said to serve 24. I cut my pan into 24 servings and found I kept eating two bars, so I think we should just be honest here and say this serves 12.
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
5 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 dash apple pie spice (because i've yet to buy allspice or nutmeg)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pumpkin
2/3 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
2. Stir together the flours, baking soda and salt.
3. In a separate, larger bowl, whisk together the sugars and butter. Add in the spices and the vanilla extract. Stir in pumpkin puree, then stir in the flour mixture.
4. Spread batter into the prepared pan. Stir up the cranberry sauce and spoon it on top of the batter. Swirl the cranberry sauce around with a butter knife.
5. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.