Pumpkin brownies

The waiting is over folks. I give you pumpkin brownies.

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I’m getting a little concerned that since I started digging into the pumpkin stash (barely 2 weeks ago), 5 baked goods have made their way out of my oven. And I still have 2 of the big cans of pumpkin left.

Good thing for that half marathon training, huh?

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There are some pretty amazing looking layered pumpkin brownies, swirled pumpkin brownies and even pumpkin frosted cupcake brownies out there. These are none of the above. They take about 5 minutes from assembling ingredients to the oven. Let’s just say that when I get the idea for a brownie, I kind of want it asap. No time for careful swirling of layers here.

Guess what though? They still taste amazing. It’s like biting into the flavor of pumpkin pie in brownie form.  Chocolate + pumpkin bliss.

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My only complaint is how well they go with a tall glass of milk. Milk that costs $3.19 a half gallon, on sale. Ulysses likes to call me the milk Nazi because when you choose to buy organic milk you kind of cringe when unnecessary, tall glasses are filled and half the container is gone in a few sips. There goes $1.60 down your throat, hope you enjoyed it! It’s probably a good thing we don’t have kids, otherwise I may go into convulsions at breakfast time.

Even I couldn’t argue with the milk + brownie combo though. It’s perfect.

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Just drink the milk slowly.


Pumpkin Brownies

Yield: 9 bars

  • 4 squares (2 oz.) of dark chocolate (I used 72%)
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • *sea salt for topping (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line and grease a square 8×8 pan with foil. Melt butter and chocolate squares together either on the stove top on low or in the microwave in a medium bowl. Once melted and whisked together, add next 3 ingredients. Combine next 5 ingredients in a separate larger bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix to combine. Pour batter into pan and smooth evenly to spread it into the edges. The batter will be thick. Sprinkle with sea salt if using. Bake for about 30 minutes. Let cool in pan for about 15 minutes before lifting the foil out of the pan to remove brownies and cooling on a wire rack. Best served with a cold glass of milk or vanilla ice cream. Smile

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  1. 1

    yes. yes please now.

  2. 2

    Am I the only one who doesn’t like pumpkin?

  3. 4

    GAH! I need to not read your blog at 9am because I inevitably walk away wanting whatever you’re showing. In this case it’s 9am and I want pumpkin brownies…

    I saw your doppelganger at my gym the other day. It was crazy. She looked SO MUCH like you. I really had to control myself not to walk up to her and be like “Hey, I think I know you…” haha

  4. 6

    I haven’t busted out the pumpkin yet, but when I do I’ll have to try these.

  5. 7

    I need to make these. Like, yesterday.

  6. 8

    Yum. My mom mailed me a box of the brownies that you make with yogurt in a package recently, and I want to make them with pumpkin!

  7. 9

    Chocolate and pumpkin is my favorite combo! I bet this combo does taste pretty good with a glass of milk!

  8. 10

    Omg pumpkin how yummy!! :D

  9. 11

    Those look like perfection! I think they are super pretty just the way they are :). And you can never have to many pumpkin recipes.

  10. 12

    OMG these sound amazing!!!

  11. 13

    I have never even heard of pumpkin brownies but I like pumpkin pancakes with chocolate chips so I think i can dig it :) I want to try them this weekend!

  12. 14

    I drink milk by the gallon every week, hormones and all :).

    Those brownies look awesome. NOW I’m glad you work in NY instead of the CT office. I’m starting sweets withdrawal.

  13. 15

    These look seriously amazing! My husband is going to nuts over them.

    I totally get what you mean about the milk and it’s cost. Whenever I give my stepson a glass of milk (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), I make him finish every single drop. I just can’t bear to waste it.

  14. 16

    These look so tasty! When you say you used 4 squares chocolate, do you know about how many ounces that is?

  15. 19

    I have never had cumpkin brownies! But I love pumpkin and chocolate so I’m sure that these will be incredible. Thanks for not making them too fancy. When you want baked goods, the waiting time is awful.

  16. 20

    I love that these brownies don’t have a TON of ingredients! They look (and sound!) amazing.
    Also, the sea salt topping is NOT optional ;)

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      Running to the Kitchen says:

      I HATE long ingredient lists, such a turn off! I’m with ya on the sea salt. Never optional over here ;)

  17. 22

    This makes me drool.

  18. 23

    They look so good!!! I could eat one right now… :)

  19. 24

    Oh my… I know you hate it but I have to say NOM NOM NOM!! ;D These look bloody marvelous!! I still haven’t tried anything pumpkin based :/ In fact that will be my mission for next week! :)

  20. 26

    I had to laugh at the milk comment. I told Jordan the other day that he is subconsciously (I hope) plotting against us having any savings by consuming so much expensive food.

  21. 27

    I think I will make these this week…I am with you on the “pumpkin = baking” issue and the amount of sweets this season brings, but these look too good to pass up! Thanks!

  22. 28

    These are just what I’ve been craving! I can not wait to try them out!! Thanks for posting!!!

  23. 29

    what size pan should these be cooked in (since there’s only 9 bars…?)

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      Running to the Kitchen says:

      The directions in the recipe say 8×8 as that ‘s what I used, but a 9×9 or something similar would work as well, any bigger than that I’d adjust the baking time down since the batter will be more spread out.

  24. 31

    I was looking for a pumpkin brownie recipie to treat a friend who is allergic to milk, and you have the perfect thing here. Thanks so much for posting it.

  25. 32

    Just made these – SO delicious! Thank you!
    :) Lori

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    Leila Suarez says:

    Thanks so much! I think they are super pretty just the way they are . These are just what I’ve been craving! Oh my… I know you hate it but I have to say NOM NOM NOM!!

  27. 35

    I was just wondering if this recipe would be ok to use choc chips instead of choc squares. Would it hurt to elimate the butter? Thanks Joan

  28. 37

    Thanks for the recipe I can’t wait to try it.

  29. 38

    I just found your site. Pumpkin brownies – hummm. Sounds wonderful. I will have to try as soon as I find out how much pumpkin. Is it 1/2 a large can??? or small can??


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