Monday, October 29, 2012

recipe: pumpkin swirl brownies

The swirls of orange pumpkin & dark chocolate make this treat perfect for Halloween!
Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

Ingredients for the pumpkin mixture...
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups pumpkin puree
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Ingredients for the brownie mixture...
1 stick butter 
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x13 pan or spray it liberally with vegetable oil.

Start by making the pumpkin batter: Whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg & salt in a small bowl and set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat the sugar, eggs, vanilla, pumpkin puree & vegetable oil until combined. Mix the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture.

Now, make the brownie batter:  In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add both sugars and mix. Remove from heat. Add eggs and vanilla, mix thoroughly. Then, add the flour & cocoa and mix until well combined.

Now you are ready to layer the pumpkin & brownie batters into the prepared pan... Start by smoothing half of brownie batter into the pan. Then smooth half of pumpkin mixture on top of the brownie layer. Repeat to make one more brownie layer and one more pumpkin layer. Try to work quickly so batters will not set.

With a table knife, gently swirl the two batters to create a marbled effect. 
If you'd like, sprinkle with chopped walnuts.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Allow to cool in pan & then cut into squares & serve!


1 comment:

  1. These look really good! I've been using a lot of pumpkin in recipes this season.