Saturday, December 1, 2012

brownies with pumpkin


 
I had to try these for myself after I found the easy recipe for adding a 15 ounce can of pumpkin to a {family size} box of brownie mix and baking it (350 degrees for 25-30 minutes) in a greased 9x9 pan.  To be honest, I was a little disappointed at how much of the pumpkin taste comes out in the brownie.  But it was a great texture, and it definitely felt healthier sneaking a vegetable into my chocolate.
 
To make it more tasty, Cookies & Cups suggests adding a frosting.  Cream 1/2 cup butter with 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and slowly beat in 2 cups of powdered sugar until it becomes fluffy.
 
A very similar recipe--Chocolate Muffins: A favorite recipe of mine is mixing a 15 ounce can of pumpkin with a box of chocolate cake mix.  Spoon into 18-ish muffin wrappers and bake in muffin tin at 350 for 30 minutes.  I think this recipe masks the pumpkin better.  When my mom makes them, she likes to throw in an extra-ripe banana for a fruity taste.  (Yellow cake mix & pumpkin is delicious too!)  Enjoy! 
 

5 comments:

  1. YUMMM! and how cute is your little one!?! I will have to try this recipe!! xo

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  2. I do sugar free devil's food cake mix and a can of pumpkin with a few chocolate chips thrown in - They're an awesome treat and are reeeally good for breakfast with fat free cream cheese! I'm actually making another batch tomorrow. ;)

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  3. I made those brownies this fall and loved them!

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  4. Never tried in brownies but I have used with chocolate chip cookies and they come out sooooo good!

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