You should know that I tend to go overboard when I fall in love with something. A man, a project, an ingredients. All these things tend to consume me for a while. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with finding a tasty Pumpkin Brownie recipe that didn’t suck. There are a ton of lazy three ingredient pumpkin brownie recipes out there, but frankly, they creep me out. I don’t try to make vegan food. I think gluten has it’s place in a lot of recipes. Pumpkin Brownies AHOY!

This obsession really started when I found 10 cans of Pumpkin Puree on sale at Kroger for less than $10.00. My economy being what it is, I took this as a sign from above that I needed to dabble in the Pumpkin Arts. (Wow, the caffiene is kicking in this morning). Dabble in the pumpkin arts? Who says that?

Pumpkin Puree for Recipes

Pumpkin Puree

My goal was simple: Make a pumpkin infused brownie that didn’t suck.

I present to you what I’ve managed to concoct.

Pumpkin Brownies

Serves 18 (or more if you are healthy, or less if you are a fatty)

Pre-Heat oven to 350

Ingredients:

Ingredients for Pumpkin Brownies

 

For the Brownies:

1 Box Brownie Mix (why go through the trouble of making scratch?)

All of the required stuff for brownies

For the Swirl:

3 Oz of softened cream cheese. (Seriously, make sure it’s softened)

Half can of Pumpkin Puree (15 oz can) . Do NOT use Pumpkin Pie filling.

1 egg

1/4 tsb nutmeg

1.5 tsb of cinnamon

3 TBL sugar

 

Ok- grab a 9* 13 brownie pan. Spray with your non-stick spray of choice. Set aside.

In one bowl, do up the brownies as per recipe.

Brownie Mix

 

In another bowl (or stand mixer bowl) add all of the filling ingredients:

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With a wisk attachment, blend filling ingredients together until smooth.

Pour brownie batter in prepared pan

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Take a tablespoon and drop the filling mix over the top

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Take a knife and pull through filling mix, to create a marbled effect.

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Toss in the oven for about 30-38 minutes. You will need to test to make sure the brownies and mix are completely cooked through.

 

Voila…. marbly, pumpkiny brownies. Let cool completely before cutting. I would strongly recommend keeping these puppies refridgerated if you don’t eat them all right away.

 

Craptastical Pumpkin Brownies

Craptastical Pumpkin Brownies