Amazing Pumpkin Squares with Burnt Butter Cinnamon Icing
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Burnt butter frosting perfectly complements the cinnamon pumpkin flavor in these bars. They are scrumptious, and you will want to make them over and over again.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Fall
Serves: 24
  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg (optional)
  • Icing:
  • ½ cup burnt butter (see instructions to make)
  • 3½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2-4 tbsp milk or cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 13x18 cookie sheet. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin until creamy.
  3. Next, add all dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely before frosting.
  6. ICING:
  7. Make the burnt butter by melting the butter in a saucepan until it "burns," turns brown. Remove immediately from heat once it turns brown. Let cool completely.
  8. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, combine the powdered sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla, and burnt butter. Beat on medium-high, adding milk or cream one tbsp at a time until icing reaches the consistency you desire.
  9. Spread frosting on completely cooled bars.
  10. Enjoy!
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at