When I’m Craving Chocolate I Reach for Pumpkin?

Sometimes I just really really crave chocolate brownies.  Why not turn this problem into something a bit healthier!  Here is all you need:

1 box brownie mix

1 15 oz can pumpkin puree

THAT’S IT!
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Just mix and pour into a brownie pan.  Bake at 350 degrees.  Depending on the thickness it should be between 25-35 min.
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Pumpkin is very high in fiber and who doesn’t need more fiber right?

Here is the fun part.

I like to add almond butter and sometimes pieces of banana.  Both are also healthier choices and delicious!  I also usually make them in a muffin/cupcake pan because my almost 3 year old is more likely to eat them in that form and also when I add sprinkles 🙂
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Another little tip:  If you have picky eaters this is also an easy recipe to hide pureed spinach in.

If adding almond butter just take a dollop and swirl around in the mix.

If adding banana, cut into small pieces and put in the mix.
Here is the finished product.
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You can see how the pieces of banana get gooie on the inside.
Enjoy!

11 COMMENTS

  1. Lena | 7th Mar 13

    When you add the almond butter, do you add it to the big bowl or into each muffin?

    • thehalfcrazymama | 7th Mar 13

      I add it once the mix is already in the pan and than each individual muffin. When I make them in a brownie pan I do the same, but swirl it around more like a ribbon in the pan. You could also mix it into the mix if you would like a more subtle almond butter taste. I personally prefer the bites of almond butter I can see. 🙂

  2. jenereesa | 7th Mar 13

    The sprinkles are genius since sprinkles make everything better for three year olds! 😉 And now instead of smell-o-tweets, we need taste-o-blogs. And here we were thinking that technology had come so far. Sigh. Enjoy your brownies! xo

    • thehalfcrazymama | 7th Mar 13

      Thank you! A taste-o-blog would be amazing! A taste-o-pinterest would be super dangerously delicious! 🙂

  3. jenereesa | 7th Mar 13

    The sprinkles are genius since sprinkles make everything better for three year olds! 😉 And now instead of smell-o-tweets, we need taste-o-blogs. And here we were thinking that technology had come so far. Sigh. Enjoy your brownies, I’m definitely going to have to try this recipe! xo

  4. jenereesa | 7th Mar 13

    Ugh – double replied. That must mean that I’m REALLY excited for these brownies! 😉

    • thehalfcrazymama | 7th Mar 13

      Lol! Double replies are all good. My daughter just thanked me for making her cupcakes. 🙂

  5. Tracie | 9th Mar 13

    These look amazing!! I want to try them immediately.

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  7. Twins RUN | 10th Feb 14

    Great idea! Yum!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 11th Feb 14

      🙂

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