Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pumpkin-Swirl Brownies

I saw a recipe for these a few days ago and couldn't resist giving them a healthy makeover.  I swapped out quite a few ingredients so I was a little leery on what the results would be.  They turned out perfectly though - rich, moist, cake-y, chocolaty, and best of all pumpkin-y!

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•    4 Tbsp unsalted light butter, plus 1 Tbsp oil
•    ¼ cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped
•    1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
•    2 cups all-purpose flour
•    1 teaspoon baking powder
•    1/2 teaspoon salt
•    1 1/3 cups sugar
•    2 large eggs
•    2 egg whites
•    1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
•    1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
•    1 1/4 cups solid-pack pumpkin
•    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
•    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1.    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil; spray foil lightly with cooking spray.

2.    Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; set aside. Put sugar, eggs, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat until fluffy and well combined, 3 to 5 minutes. Slowly add flour mixture, followed by yogurt, and mix until combined.  Set aside, momentarily.

3.    Microwave chocolate, cocoa powder, oil, and butter in a heatproof bowl for 1 minute, stirring occasionally until smooth.

4.    Divide batter between two medium bowls (about 2 cups per bowl). Stir chocolate mixture into one bowl. In other bowl, stir in pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Transfer half of chocolate batter to prepared pan smoothing top with a rubber spatula. Top with half of pumpkin batter. Repeat to make one more chocolate layer and one more pumpkin layer.

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5.    With a small spatula or a table knife, gently swirl the two batters to create a marbled effect.

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6.    Bake until set, 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of pan comes out dry. Cool on a wire rack before removing from pan and slicing into 16 squares. Cut into 16 squares.

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

1 comment:

Sara said...

Yummy! These look and sound sooo good.