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Ingredients

1/2 cup soft margarine
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 can (16 ounces) solid pack pumpkin
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oatmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

Mix margarine, brown sugar, pumpkin, eggs and vanilla with mixer. Sift together flour, oatmeal, baking powder, soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Slowly begin to add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Blend with mixer 2-3 minutes. Add walnuts, blend in with spoon. Spray 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Can serve plain or with frost with cream cheese frosting.

Debbie O'Connell
LeClaire



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