Olive Oil Pumpkin Bars

Fall is here and pumpkin fever is just beginning! If you’re looking for a tasty, autumn-appropriate treat, try these wonderful pumpkin bars using our Arbequina Olive Oil.

Olive Oil Pumpkin Bars
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This pumpkin bar recipe uses olive oil as a healthier alternative to vegetable oils. Top this sweet and spicy cake with a cream cheese frosting and roasted walnuts!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
For the Bars
  1. 4 eggs
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 1 cup Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  4. 1 can (15oz) pure pumpkin
  5. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  7. 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  8. 2 tsp. baking powder
  9. 1 tsp. baking soda
  10. 1 tsp. salt
For the Topping
  1. 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  2. 1 cup powdered sugar
  3. 1 cup walnuts pieces (optional)
  4. 2 tbsp. Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil (with walnuts)
  5. 2 tbsp. brown sugar (with walnuts)
  6. dash of ground cinnamon (with walnuts)
  7. dash of salt (with walnuts)
Directions For The Bars
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs together with the sugar, Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and pumpkin until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, cloves, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Slowly mix-in the dry ingredients with the pumpkin mixture until all ingredients are incorporated then pour the batter into an ungreased 15 x 10 inch baking pan.
  5. Bake at 350°F for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the bars comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely.
Directions For The Topping
  1. If you're not using walnuts skip to the third step. Combine the walnuts, Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl and stir until the walnuts are well coated.
  2. Spread walnuts evenly on a baking sheet and bake at 325°F for about 10 minutes, or until just lightly toasted. Set aside to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together the cream cheese and the powdered sugar and spread on top of the cooled bars. Sprinkling walnuts on top to finish.
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