14 November 2007

Recipe: Breakfast pumpkin

It's that season again when getting up in the morning seems as though it should be optional. A chilly house is not a very inviting welcome-to-the-day. It's much nicer to snuggle with little ones under the down comforter.
Little ones, however, do not seem to appreciate the opportunity to loaf around and snuggle. So we are still getting up, just like every day. But to make these cold mornings a little more bearable, we are eating warm cereals, hot muffins and these wonderful pumpkin bars that pair perfectly with a nice cup of tea.

Breakfast Pumpkin Bars
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup applesauce
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 small can (3 1/2 cups) pumpkin
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 T. cinnamon

Mix eggs, sugar, oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Add pumpkin and mix well. Combine the dry ingredients and add to the pumpkin mixture. Bake on a greased jelly roll sheet at 350 degrees (or 325 in my oven) for about 20-25 minutes or until done.

Glaze with warmed icing shortly after removed from the oven. Cut into pieces and enjoy.

(The recipe has less sugar and oil than others and uses whole wheat flour and a very light icing glaze hence the "breakfast" label. But any favorite pumpkin bar recipe can be easily adapted. Also -- the pumpkin mixture and dry ingredients can be made up seperately (pumpkin refrigerated, of course) the night before and then it can be mixed together in the morning for a very quick yummy start to the day!)

5 comments:

Susan said...

Okay, so here is my creepy confession. I'm a lurker on your blog. I am Geoffs sister and I found your blog through his. I swear I'm not a creepy person (I suppose it is all relative though) I also must say your kids are so cute! It must run in the family. They must take after their cousin Rhys!

Dawn C said...

April - Mmmm, you are making my mouth water, just reading this. I know what we'll be having tomorrow am, now. :)
Thanks for sharing!!

Jan said...

Yumm, yumm.

April said...

Hi, Susan! I've been wondering how you are doing! Hope all is going very well!

And Dawn!!! HI!!! Thank you for commenting!! I was just thinking about you the other day, wondering how things are.

Jan, you're always so kind. I read your blog and never comment. Thank you for not doing the same to me :).

more cows than people said...

i just made these! no icing and regular pastry flour, but... yummm.... thank you for the inspiration!