Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

These yummy bars are made with lots of good-for-you ingredients including whole wheat flour, pumpkin, nuts, and canola oil.



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Ingredients
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    Nonstick cooking spray
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    1   cup 
    all-purpose flour
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    1   cup 
    whole wheat flour
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    3/4  cup 
    granulated sugar
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    1/2  cup 
    pecans or walnuts, finely chopped (optional)
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    2   teaspoons 
    baking powder
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    1   teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    baking soda
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1   cup 
    refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 4 eggs, slightly beaten
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    1  15  ounce can 
    pumpkin
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    1/2  cup 
    canola oil
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    1/4  cup 
    fat-free milk
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    1/3  cup 
    miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
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    2   tablespoons 
    miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
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    1 1/2 - 2   teaspoons 
    powdered sugar (optional)

Directions
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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 15101-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, granulated sugar, pecans (if using), baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
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In a medium bowl, combine egg, pumpkin, canola oil, and milk. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture along with 1/3 cup chocolate pieces; stir just until combined. Spread the batter very evenly in the prepared pan. Sprinkle top with 2 tablespoons chocolate pieces. Bake about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. If desired, sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar. Cut into bars.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 83, Fat, total (g) 4, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 12, fiber (g) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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