These pumpkin spice brownies are the most easy pumpkin brownies recipe ever! With just three ingredients, we take help from a brownie mix and canned pumpkin puree for one of the easiest dessert hacks ever. If you have extra pumpkin, make a batch of brown butter pumpkin blondies too!
World, meet the easiest dessert ever.
I think I've talked about this before, and you've probably seen it floating around the interwebz - you can healthify and simplify most boxed dessert recipes by using canned pumpkin in place of the water/egg/oil/butter, bake, and go. It's easy, and if you add some pumpkin spices you, like, totally basic-bitch your dessert UP and make it totes seasonally appropriate.
Which is exactly what I did. Brownie mix + pumpkin + spices, boom. Mother effing seasonally appropriate brownies that are in the oven in MINUTES, and in your face in under an hour.
Pumpkin Brownies Recipe
There are really no instructions needed here. Grab a box of your favorite brownie mix, grab some pumpkin spice, and grab a 15-ounce can of plain pureed pumpkin. There's a little note below if you don't have pumpkin spice, but mainly you just kind of sprinkle in some other cinnamony stuff if you don't have a jar of the blend. No worries!
Preheat the oven per the instructions on your brownie box, and mix the pumpkin, brownie mix, and spices together in a big bowl.
Grease a baking pan and dump the batter right in.
Then we bake! Go 5 minutes or so LONGER than the cooking time on the box. It's unusual for brownies, but the pumpkin and lack of leavening from the egg makes these suuuuuuuper moist, almost a cross between fudge and a brownie. So you can totally go longer on the cook time to help them stand up a little bit better.
When the brownies are baked, let them cool for at least 15 minutes, then cut them into squares and serve!
I like to cut these super duper teeny, especially around time of year when there are lots of desserts always present.
Moist. It's a good word to use for baked goods, no matter how you feel about other applications of the word.
Make these this week; they're perfect for the need-something-no-time-or-bright-ideas camp that a lot of us fall into the Monday before Thanksgiving, myself included. Enjoy!
PS: If you're into brownies and blondies, I've got you covered!
Easy Pumpkin Spiced Fudge Brownies
- 1 box brownie mix
- 15 ounces canned plain pureed pumpkin
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice mix
- Preheat the oven based on the package instructions and grease a brownie pan.
- In a bowl, combine the brownie mix, pumpkin, and spices. Stir to combine, and spread in the prepared pan.
- Bake the brownies for 5 minutes longer than the cooking time on the box, until a toothpick stuck in the center of the brownies comes out nearly clean. Let the brownies cool at least 15 minutes before cutting and serving.