Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup 
    butter, softened
  • 1 1/3  cups 
    sugar
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons 
    baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 2   
    eggs
  • 1   cup 
    canned pumpkin
  • 1/2  cup 
    dairy sour cream
  • 1/4  cup 
    milk
  • 1   teaspoon 
    vanilla
  • 1 1/2  cups 
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  cup 
    whole wheat flour
  • 1   cup 
    chopped walnuts or pecans
  •  
    Chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Browned Butter Frosting
  • 1/2  cup 
    butter
  • 3   cups 
    powdered sugar
  • 2   tablespoons 
    milk
  • 1   teaspoon 
    vanilla

Directions
1.
Grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside.
2.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Beat in sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt until combined. Add eggs, pumpkin, sour cream, milk, and vanilla; beat until combined. Add all-purpose and whole wheat flours; beat until combined. Stir in 1 cup nuts.
3.
Spread mixture evenly into prepared baking pan. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven about 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.
4.
Prepare Browned Butter Frosting; spread over cooled bars. If you like, sprinkle with additional nuts. Cut into bars. Makes 48 bars.
Browned Butter Frosting
1.
In a small saucepan, heat butter over medium-low heat until melted. Continue heating until the butter turns a light brown. Remove from heat and transfer butter to a medium mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until combined. Beat in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make a spreadable frosting. Use immediately. Makes about 1 cup.

Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 130, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 20, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 18, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 1, vit. A (IU) 923.21, vit. C (mg) 0, sodium (mg) 63, calcium (mg) 20.19, iron (mg) 0.36, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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