Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies

Are you starting to detect a theme in these posts? I love pumpkin because not only is it so delicious, but it's also a vegetable with lots of fiber...the chocolate chips are negligible... ;-)

As most of you know, I am working toward my Master's in counseling. A big theme that is emphasized in counseling is "self-care" which is pretty self-explanatory. As you may have guessed, baking/ice creaming is my favorite form of self-care. So after a very trying week last week, I was overdue for some baking. I kind of made this recipe up, and it turned out pretty well! If you prefer the taste of pumpkin over chocolate, cut the chocolate chips back to 1/2 cup. Also, I would just like to state that I am not comfortable using the term "brownies" for something that is not brown. But I couldn't come up with anything clever to call them instead. Suggestions welcome.

1 can pumpkin
1 egg
2 egg whites
2 tbsp low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
4 shakes of cinnamon (....I don't always measure)
3 quick shakes of pumpkin pie spice
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup chocolate chips

Combine all wet ingredients in one bowl and all dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) in another bowl. After each is well blended, combine ingredients and mix well. Add chocolate chips. Spray brownie pan with nonstick spray and bake at 350 for ~30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. We like our brownies to be gooey, so if you like cake-like brownies, bake longer or use 2 eggs and 1 egg white instead of combination listed above.


  1. Holy moly that looks absolutely amazing!!

    Also what about "bars" instead of brownies? Well they aren't actually bars. . so nevermind, that's just misleading.

  2. Haha I thought about bars too but with as gooey as they are, you're right - totally misleading. I think I'll just stick with pumpkin chocolate chip gooey delight. That pretty much sums it up.

  3. Those look absolutely fabulous!

  4. Yay! I figured out how to follow you on here! I think it just took me 15 minutes to figure it out! haha these blogs can be complicated.
    I'm excited to try some of these recipes.. because Lord knows I need help in the kitchen....

  5. Oooh Natalie, I have a recipe you'll love. Mint Oreo ice cream coming up soon ;)

  6. Yes, please! Oh geez... that brings up memories of a horrible horrible stomach ache at said yearbook camp.... might have been a memorable YB camp for you too :)