In an effort to amuse, distract, and entertain ourselves, we take field trips to check out local hot spots and we dance in the living room and we wear our Halloween costumes whenever we want to and we make brownies! Today started out dreary and gray and Isaac asked about making more of the pumpkin cookies I made earlier in the week that we may have inhaled without even chewing. Mmm mmmm good. We are out of chocolate chips so he thought of another recipe to try. He asked for pumpkin brownies and I said we'd have to look online for a recipe because I didn't know anything about pumpkin brownies.
To Pinterest we went and we found a tasty looking recipe with one problem: 9x9 inch pan. There are six of us in our family. Minus the baby who we have yet to introduce to the ooey, gooey, delectable dessert known as the brownie. Don't worry; he is not wasting away.
List made and to the store we went.
Here's what you'll need:
Let Audrey take your picture with your littlest sous chef.
F for presentation. I can never get the presentation right. I promise they looked better in real life and they taste fantastic!
You want in on the brownies? Here you go.
Easy Pumpkin Swirl Chocolate Brownies
Ingredients for Pumpkin swirl filling:
6 oz softened cream cheese
1 c. canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) It always says this on recipes. Must be important.
6 TBSP sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
9x13 brownie mix
eggs, oil, and water as directions state on box
Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
Beat pumpkin filling ingredients on low speed until mixed or use your big muscles and whip it up! Set aside.
Prepare brownie mix according to directions on box or your favorite homemade recipe.
Pour 3/4 of brownie batter into prepared pan. Or, you know, around 3/4 of it. Pour all of pumpkin filling mix on top. Add remaining brownie batter on top and swirl with a knife to make it all pretty and fancy. Clearly I'm all about the fancy.
Bake for 45-50 minutes and check with a toothpick to make sure it comes out clean.
You can find the original recipe here. Obviously my brownies are healthy since I used coconut oil and did a few yoga moves while they baked. (That last part is a lie. So is the first part. The middle part about coconut oil is true. Glad that's cleared up.)
It's Friday. Hallelujah! Are you turning on the oven to bake anything this fine, fall weekend?