Family Favorite Recipe ~ Pumpkin Brownies

October 25, 2011

Posted By: Shaunescy

Pumpkin Brownies

Some days I wake up and am immediately in the mood for baking.  This occurs more often in the midst of the autumn season.  Maybe it's all the pumpkin recipes that are flooding the Food Network channel, or maybe it's thumbing through the fall issues of my foodie magazines that are arriving daily in my mailbox that gets me in the mood.  

Whatever the reason, today was a day to try Montana Mag Pumpkin Brownies.  You can add almost anything to brownies and call it good, right?!

My kids love these brownies and I love the fact that I lightened up the original recipe with the addition of a pumpkin puree and a lesser amount of butter.


1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

2 cups white sugar

4 whole eggs

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2/3 cup cocoa powder

1 cup flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp. baking powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray non-stick spray on a 8 X 8 pan.  Melt butter, remove from heat and add ingredients in the order listed, stirring well by hand.

Bake for 45-47 minutes.  Do not over bake.


You can substitute the 8 X 8 pan for a 9 X 13 and shorten the baking time to 25 - 30 minutes.


After you allow the brownies to cool for 10-15 minutes, cut with a plastic knife.

Montana Parent is pleased to feature Nancy Grossi, author of  The Wife of a Dairyman . Not only does Nancy live in a real live dairy, she is a wife and mom to two kids, ages five and seven. 

Be sure to visit her blog where she quips about dairy life, farm-friendly recipes, and shares her Super Mom multi-tasking skills on a daily basis.  

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