Sweet Shortcuts: Pumpkin Spice Brownies Recipe
October is the perfect time to start incorporating essential fall flavors, like pumpkin and cinnamon, into your cooking and baking.
Recently, I made these delicious “almost homemade” pumpkin spice brownies and they were a hit! I say “almost homemade” because my recipe calls for one box of store-bought brownie mix (I used a box of Betty Crocker fudge brownie mix) and one container of store-bought vanilla icing. Then, from there, you simply augment by adding in your fall flavors!
They’re so quick and easy to make you’ll feel like you’re cheating! Enjoy!
- 1 box brownie mix
- 2 (15 oz) cans puree pumpkin
- 1 container store-bought vanilla icing
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- Follow instructions and ingredients on the box of brownie mix.
- Once you have added all necessary ingredients, add in 2 (15 oz) cans of puree pumpkin. Mix well, and then place in a oven-safe dish.
- Follow the temperature and baking time instructions on your box of brownie mix, and then add about 15 minutes to the baking time.
- You'll end up baking your brownies for approximately 35 to 40 minutes. To check doneness, stick a knife in the center of the brownies. If it comes back clean, your brownies are done.
- Once done, allow the brownies to cool for over an hour. While the brownies are cooling, make the icing.
- Scoop vanilla icing out of its original container and place in a bowl. Add in all spices and mix well. Then, add in the maple syrup and brown sugar and mix again.
- Once the brownies have fully cooled, spread the icing on top and enjoy!
Photo: Nisa Burns Cochran