Healthy Pumpkin Squares

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Ingredients
  • 4 cups sugar (scant cups)
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 large canned pumpkin (29oz.) or 31/2 cups
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • 1 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2/3 tsp. cloves

Alternative: substitute 2 ½ teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice for the allspice, nutmeg and cloves.

Directions

Mix first five ingredients well. Mix dry ingredients. Alternate addition of water with dry ingredients and blend all well.

Bake in greased and floured pans as follows:
15×21” pan for 28-32 minutes at 350. (makes 80 squares)
12×18” pan for 45 minutes at 350.
Two 9×13” pans for 38 minutes at 350 ( 40 squares per pan) I cut them 5 across and 8 down.
The squares should be approx. 1 ½ x 2 inches or close to 2×2 inches each.

Done when center springs back after touch.

Cool, cut, wrap well (saran wrap, baggies or foil) and freeze.
70 fit into one 21/2 gallon freezer bag. LABEL the bag.