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How to Bake Pumpkin Brownies by Brooke B.
Fall is one of my favorite seasons, with the air turning from hot summer days to cool, crisp fall afternoons. The leaves change from bright green to deep reds, oranges, yellows, and browns. It’s the season where we can pick apples and pumpkins, curl up in a blanket and read a book, celebrate Halloween, enjoy the coolness of the temperature, and bake. There are so many delicious fall desserts we can bake, from carrot muffins to apple pie. Baking can be entertaining, especially while we’re still at home more often. It also leaves you with a mouthwatering creation. So, why not try it out? Today, I’m going to share with you a pumpkin brownie recipe. It’s the perfect mix between chocolate and fall, two of my favorite things.
Let’s get started with a recipe from a food blog called Lil' Luna.
¾ cup all purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¾ cup melted butter
1 ½ cups white sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
½ cup pumpkin puree
½ cup chopped walnuts
¾ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp ground nutmeg
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and grease an 8 x 8 inch baking pan.
Combine your dry ingredients into one bowl--flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix up your wet ingredients--melted butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. Blend in your 3 eggs one at a time. Now combine your wet ingredients and dry ingredients into one bowl.
Then divide the batter evenly into two bowls. In one bowl, stir in chocolate chips and cocoa powder. In the second bowl, stir in the pumpkin puree, walnuts, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
Get out your 8x8 pan. Take half of the chocolate batter and spread it on the bottom of the pan. Now add half of the pumpkin batter on top of that. Add dollops of each of the remaining batters into the baking pan. Grab a kitchen knife and gently swirl the dollops of pumpkin and chocolate batter to create a swirled top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-48 minutes.
This pumpkin brownie recipe is very unique, which is awesome, because I love baking new things! It also serves nine people, so plenty of deliciousness to go around! The creator of LilLuna.com is Kristyn Merkley, and she has many other recipes and goodies you should try out! Now, get your hands dirty and make those freshly baked pumpkin brownies!