Monday, September 10, 2012

Whole Grain Pumpkin Cream Jelly Roll, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars, and Pumpkin Bars

This post reminded of the old Burger King song "Have it your way" This has 3 different options depending on what you are in the mood for. You can make the same cake bar recipe for all three.  All of the versions were a hit with my family.

I was in Costco the other day and got bit by the "Pumpkin bug". They were serving pumpkin muffins and I had one. All the feelings of fall came to me and I knew I needed to go home and make somethng with pumpkin. I love pumpkin! If the truth be told It doesn't need to be fall to eat it.. You can enjoy that Fall feeling all year.  :) Even if its not Fall officially you can start enjoying too. I think I need to go and make some pumpkin muffins now, its raining outside. :)

1 1/2 C whole Grain flour I used half spelt and half Kamut)
1 C sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
4 eggs
1 1/2 C Cooked Pumpkin

Additions for the Variations
Add 3/4 C dark chocolate chips and 3/4 C rasins and nuts ? for the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
Frosting: Beat together 1-8 oz. package cream cheese, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 C powdered sugar, and a dash of cinnamon and cloves for the Pumpkin Cream Jelly Roll filling or on top of the bars..

1. Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add in eggs and pumpkin and stir until just combined. Add chocolate chips for the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars.

2. Grease a jelly roll pan (for all recipes). If you are making the pumpkin roll, grease the pan, line with wax paper, and then grease the pan again.

3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes approx.

4. Instructions for making the pumpkin roll: Take out of the oven turn on to flat dish towel that has been dusted with powdered sugar.

5. Let it cool a few minutes. Then roll the pumpkin roll with the dish towel . Then unroll and spread on the frosting and roll again. You can wrap in plastic wrap till ready to serve. Cut into slices and serve. 

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