Fall is finally here! Okay I'm a little late, it's actually been here for a few weeks, but nonetheless it's here! Even though fall means summer is really over and winter is just around the corner, I can't help but be excited by this beautiful season. The colors, smells, and flavors that this season produces is in my opinion the best. What can be better than a cool crisp day, chilly enough that you need a sweater, but still warm enough to enjoy the breeze on your skin? Or a delicious baked apple dish, or a warm hearty dinner exuding a multitude of flavors?
I made a few changes to the recipe in lieu of white sugar I used brown to give it a deeper, richer flavor. I then reduced the amount of sugar by 1/2 cup. I also used applesauce instead of oil for a healthier yet deliciously moist version of these bars. I made a ton of applesauce last fall and it's come in handy for baking things such as this. I'll put my changes in parenthesis.
Winter Squash Bars - makes 24
- 2 cups squash - cooked, and pureed
- 1 1/2 cups sugar - (1 cup brown sugar)
- 3/4 cup oil - (3/4 cup applesauce)
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
In a bowl mix together squash, sugar, oil(applesauce), eggs, vanilla, and salt.