I love Saturdays. I especially love beautiful Saturdays when I can get out for a nice long run. This morning did not disappoint. I slept in a bit (until 7am!!) and when I got up, it was still a bit chilly at 41 degrees. But, the sun was out and the birds were chirping and by the time I headed out the door, it was close to 50 degrees. Fabulous! I do love the peace and solitude of running in the dark but I also enjoy my Saturday mornings when the world is awake and people are out walking their dogs, walking their driveway in robes and slippers to grab the morning paper, or sitting on their porches drinking their first or third cup of coffee. I love running.
I also love brownies. It’s true. And when I found this recipe for brownies made with pumpkin, it was like I hit the jackpot! Pumpkin isn’t just for Fall and the holidays, you know. Pumpkin is full of vitamin A and can take the place of some fat in many of your baking recipes. If you can make a brownie that’s delicious, light, and pumpkin-y, why would you choose not to? Well, I opted TO make them and …. okay, I ate three. I’m not ashamed. They were light, speckled with chocolate, and oh so delicious. Om nom nom!!!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
2 egg whites
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat over to 350 degrees. Line an 11×17 baking pan with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray with flour.
2. In a large bowl, mix pumpkin, egg, egg whites and oil until smooth. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients (flour through brown sugar) until combined. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.
4. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting. (This allows the brownies to set.)
5. Gobble them up!
Recipe courtesy of Six Sisters Stuff