Spiced Pumpkin Brownies

Let's have a chat about Christmas season, shall we? I know there are people out there who believe once Halloween is over, everything should be decked out in holly and mistletoe and Christmas caroles should be playing 24/7.  I'm not one of those people. Those people might be crazy and if so, you should run away from them. Quickly.
There are others that start trimming their tree the day after Thanksgiving.  I'm slightly more tolerant of this "I'll wait until Turkey Day passes to bring out my green and red holiday decor" behavior, however I still don't function that way.
In my world, Christmas can't start until it's December. And since there's still nearly a whole week of November left, I'm going to enjoy all the perks Fall has to offer until then. That means getting my fill of pumpkin spice lattes and any other pumpkin-y treat I can get my hands on.  Including these brownies.
I have to give it to Pinterest- there are some pretty nifty ideas floating around there.  I saw several pins that claimed 1 boxed cake pin + 1 can of pumpkin puree = pumpkin cake.  So I figured if it can be done with cake mix, surely it can be done with brownies. I love it when I'm right. ;)

Pumpkin Brownies

Adapted from Pinterest

What You'll Need:
1- 13x9 size Brownie Mix
1- 15oz can Pumpkin Puree
1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp Nutmeg, ground
1/4 tsp Cloves, ground
1/4 tsp Ginger, ground
1/4 tsp Allspice, ground
(or replace all spices with just 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie spice)

What To Do:
1.  Preheat oven to 350F.  Line an 8x8 pan with parchment and then spray with cooking spray.

2.  In a large bowl, combine brownie mix, pumpkin, and spices. Spread into prepared pan.

3.  Bake for 40-50 minutes, until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.  Let cool, then lift out of pan and cut.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving if you'd like.

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  1. Your brownies look wonderful! And the recipe sounds delicious with all those spices! I'm sure they tasted (and smelled!) wonderful!

    1. Maria- you're so right. It made my entire apartment smell like Fall. :)

  2. Oh my goodness Dorothy- like you wouldn't believe. As my boyfriend put it, they were almost as if fudge & pudding had a brownie baby. hehe :)

  3. Sarah,when I saw your #51 @ Tempt My Tummy Tuesday,I had to pop over and check out this CHOCOLATY recipe using pumpkin.These brownies are delish gorgeous.I've got to copy cat.I will refer back to your blog...Thanks so much for sharing.


    1. Thanks so much Jo May- And I have to hand it to you. I've never made pumpkin puree from an actual pumpkin. Props for what looks like an amazing pumpkin-pecan pie. I'll have to remember for Thanksgiving 2013!!

  4. ps..I just "pinned" the recipe to my pinterest.yeah!