Pumpkin Bars With Streusel Topping

Pumpkin Bars With Streusel Topping on a plate with a glass of milk

The Spruce / Julia Estrada

  • Total: 37 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Servings: 24 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
219 Calories
14g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 219
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 3g
Calcium 57mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These pumpkin bars are topped with a crumbly brown sugar and pecan streusel topping. The perfect treat throughout Fall, they come together easily and are an easy alternative to pumpkin pie on your next holiday dinner table.

Ingredients

  • For the Pumpkin Bars:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil (such as canola or corn oil)
  • For the Streusel Topping:
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the pumpkin bar ingredients.

    Pumpkin Bars With Streusel Topping ingredients

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  2. Grease and flour a 13x9-inch baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 F.

    greased and floured baking pan

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  3. Prepare the batter in a medium bowl by combining the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.

    lour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl

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  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, pumpkin, vanilla, and oil until well blended, scraping the bowl a few times.

    eggs, pumpkin, vanilla, and oil in a bowl

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  5. Stir in the dry ingredients into the wet just until blended.

    beat eggs, pumpkin, vanilla, and oil mixed with the spices and dry ingredients

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  6. Spread batter into prepared baking pan.

    pumpkin bars batter in a baking pan

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  7. Gather the streusel topping ingredients.

    streusel topping ingredients

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  8. Make the streusel topping by combining the 3/4 cup flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.

    flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl

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  9. Using a pastry blender, or forks, cut in the butter until crumbly and mix in the pecans.

    streusel topping ingredients mixed together in a bowl

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  10. Sprinkle topping evenly over the pumpkin batter.

    Pumpkin Bars With Streusel Topping in a baking pan

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  11. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until set. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Cool bars in the pan on a rack and cut in squares to serve.

    Pumpkin Bars With Streusel Topping in a baking pan

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