Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Pumpkin Brownies

I love brownies. Indulgent triple chocolate brownies are my favourite thing to bake. In my opinion, nothing beats a freshly baked brownie, warm out of the oven, deliciously gooey, chocolate chips melting in the middle. So when I've seen recipes for brownies made with vegetables, from sweet potato to beetroot, I've always been intrigued at how they'd compare to my trusty chocolate brownie. With bags of pumpkin still left in my freezer, I decided to experiment with my favourite bake and try out some pumpkin brownies! Infused with cinnamon and nutmeg, these are brownies with a festive makeover!

For my pumpkin brownies, I decided to use this recipe. It was very quick and easy to follow, and the only real problem I found was that when I combined the chocolate mix with the pumpkin mix, the chocolate solidified, making it very difficult to swirl. As a result, my marbled brownies weren't nearly as marbled as I was expecting, but then again, it's the taste that counts, right?
The texture of these pumpkin brownies aren't as gooey as the traditional brownie. The pumpkin part made them a lot spongier, reminding me more of the texture of muffins and cupcakes than brownies. Also, a few handfuls of chocolate chips definitely wouldn't hurt - you can never go wrong with more chocolate! Overall though, I was pleasantly surprised with my first vegetable brownies, and although they don't quite meet the deliciousness of my trusty triple chocolate brownies, I will definitely be remembering these when I need a festive treat!
Have you ever made brownies using vegetables?

Love, Beth xxx

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