Frosted Pumpkin Bars

Posted by on September 21, 2012 in Desserts, Food | 10 comments

Pumpkin Bars are my absolute favorite thing to eat when the weather starts to get cool, and when Fall is almost upon us. When I was younger, my mom would make a pan of pumpkin bars and I would eat at least half the pan. I knew I wanted to make some Pumpkin Bars, but that I didn’t want all the sugar. When I stumbled across this recipe, I knew I had to make them.

This are refined sugar free, which means no white sugar. They’re made with coconut oil and whole wheat flour. The best part? They are delicious! I couldn’t believe how good they were when I tasted one.

Frosted Pumpkin Bars

recipe slightly adapted from The Unrefined Kitchen


  • 1 & 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 7 eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1-15 oz. can pumpkin puree


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (at room temp., not melted)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 10 x 15 inch pan.
  2. Stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Combine eggs, honey, coconut oil, applesauce, and pumpkin puree in a large bowl until mixed well. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix really, really well.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the bars comes out clean.
  5. Let cool completely.
  6. To make your frosting: mix all ingredients until well blended and fluffy. Spread on bars.
  7. Enjoy!

— Jill


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  1. I love pumpkin too! Baked goods are never dry when there’s pumpkin involved. I just added it to my grocery list – thanks for the inspiration.

    • I know! Pumpkin is the best!!

  2. I wish I had some of these for breakfast right now!

    • They’re great with a cup of coffee!

  3. Seriously wish I had some too… would be perfect for a morning like today!

    • I know. Our mornings have been chilly lately, so something like this would be perfect.

  4. So excited for pumpkin flavored desserts and drinks!! These pumpkin bars look amazing, love that it reminds you of your mom :) It makes me wonder what our kids will be saying about us when they are older, in terms of food memories!

    • Pumpkin is turning into one of my favorite things to bake with. It’s so good! I know– I can’t wait to start baking more with my kids, especially my oldest. Fun stuff!

  5. I’m in! I see honey in the recipe! YUM!!

    • I figured you might like the honey part! 😉

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