Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Oatmeal Pumpkin Date Bars

We had no cookies in the house (gasp!) and I had yet another craving for some pumpkin goodness.  With what we had at the casa, these bars were thrown together.  SO yummy and not horribly all that bad for you.  Enjoy!


1/2 stick of butter (softened)
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 egg whites (or 1 whole egg or Egg Beaters = 2 egg whites)
1 c. puree pumpkin
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 c. sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. quick cooking oatmeal
1/3 c. dates, chopped

In mixing bowl cream butter, sugar; beat in eggs. Add pumpkin, vanilla, lemon; blend well. Sift together flour, soda, cinnamon and oatmeal. Gradually blend them into batter. Stir in dates. 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add batter in pan sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake until firm approximately 15 minutes and lightly brown. 

*Are you doing anything fun for Halloween this weekend?  Tomorrow I'm off to my first Personal Trainer's conference in SC for a few days, so no Halloween partyin' for me.  I'm really looking forward to my conference though!  I am also looking forward to handing out candy to the cute little trick-or-treaters on Monday.  Hope y'all have a great weekend....GO TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 


  1. These sound really good! I've never baked with dates before but I bet they pair wonderfully with pumpkin.

    I'm headed up to DC to party it up with my best friend for Halloween - I can't wait :)

  2. Thanks, Stephanie!!! I love dates, but don't bake w/them enough! They pair beautifully with the pumpkin.

    Have a GREAT time in DC!!!!!!

  3. Great recipe, this will be a try for the weekend!