The weather has been so amazing and making me super excited for Christmas. I love the cold and keep hoping for snow! I made some pumpkin bars the other night after changing up a recipe I found and then topping them with maple frosting…They do have a good bit of sugar, but no oil or eggs, and are made from 100% whole wheat pastry flour!
Pumpkin Maple Bars
preheat oven to 375
-3 tablespoon of egg replacer + 2 cups of water (if you use eggs you can use 3 eggs instead)
-1 cup of applesauce
-1 cup of sugar
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-2 cups of pumpkin
-2 cups of whole wheat pastry flour
-3/4 cup of whole rolled oats
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp salt
-2 tsp cinnamon (I actually used about 3)
-1/2 tsp of ginger
-1/4 tsp of nutmeg
-1/4 tsp cloves
Mix egg replacer and water until foamy and well combined. Add in applesauce, sugars, and pumpkin. Now you can use a second bowl and mix all the dry ingredients…but truth be told I never do it haha. I simply add in all the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Try not to over mix it too much, just until it is all combined. Pour into a greased 11×7 pan, and bake for 25-30 mins. When completly cool you can frost with maple frosting, I followed the recipe for that from here but used soy milk.
I’m getting everything packed for Felt Club today! I have plans tomorrow and Friday and wanted to feel like I was all set and ready to go, so I wouldn’t feel stressed at the last minute. It is so funny how much calmer I am about getting ready for shows now. I remember prepping for the Boston Flea Market which was my first real show and being so stressed and scared. It is good to feel a sort of zen to it all now, makes the whole show experience a little nicer.
Oh and just for anyone who has not seen this Keith Olbermann puts it into words so much better then I ever could.
The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved. Emma Goldman