This is a mix between a cake and a bar with an awesome pumpkin spice taste. Use flaky sea salt, as it will create these little salt pockets in the dough.

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Makes about 20 bars

2 eggs 

1/2 cup molasses 

1/4 cup light brown sugar 

13 cup vegetable oil 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

1 cup pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling) 

1/4 cup milk 

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 

1 teaspoon baking powder 

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 

1 teaspoon ginger 

1/4 teaspoon all spice 

1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt 

1 1/2 cups nuts, coarsely chopped (I used pecans, almonds, and walnuts) 

1/2 cup honey 

2 tablespoons bourbon

  1. Preheat oven to 360°F.
  2. In a bowl, beat eggs, molasses, and sugar until creamy.
  3. Add oil, vanilla, pumpkin, and milk, and mix well.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, and spices, and mix until you have a smooth batter.
  5. Fill the batter in a greased 9x13” baking pan, and top with the nuts.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Cool on a wire rack and cut into bars.
  8. Heat up the honey and bourbon in a small saucepan—don’t let it boil, just warm.
  9. Drizzle the bars with the warm honey mixture.


Photography by FOOD by Paul Lowe + Paul Vitale | STYLING+PHOTOGRAPHY by Paul Lowe

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