Pumpkin Spice Squares

    55 minutes

    These are delicious healthy bars or slices, and even better if you top them with cream cheese icing.

    70 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 4 eggs
    • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
    • 2 cups (400g) white sugar
    • 425g pumpkin puree
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm baking dish.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs, oil, sugar and pumpkin until smooth. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, bicarb soda, baking powder and salt. Stir into the pumpkin mixture.
    3. Spread evenly into the prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. The bars should spring back to the touch when done. Allow to cool before icing.

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    My mother-in-law's a coeliac, so I made this gluten-free by using gluten-free plain flour, as well as adding a tsp of xanthan gum. I ended up having to cook this for a lot longer than 30mins; approximately 45mins all up?! When turned out the bottom of it was slightly soggy for my liking, but the nice crust on the top did make up for that. Would make this again because the flavour was great, but would want to rectify the soggy bottom!  -  22 Jun 2012


    Everyone loved these pumpkins squares! After reading the reviews prior to making them I decided to bake mine in a 11 x 16 cookie sheet. Because the other review stated that they were thick and more like having a piece of cake and I needed something that made a lot and was more like a "bar". I decreased the baking time to 20 minutes and they turned out perfect. Thanks again for the great recipe!  -  15 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I took the advice of others. I used 3/4 cup oil and baked it in a cookie sheet with sides for 25 min. It was fabulous with a cream cheese frosting.  -  28 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)