Monday, October 31, 2011

Recipe: Pumpkin Brownies

Hello everyone, and happy 31st day of the Vegan Month of Food!  I hope everyone is having a nice Halloween, and to get into the spirit, I have my pumpkin brownies to share with you!

Pumpkin Brownies

--brownie mix (I used one from Hodgson Mill: Brownie Mix with Whole Wheat Flour & Milled Flax Seed)
--1/4 cup vegetable oil
--4 T Earth Balance
--1/2 cup applesauce
--2 T water
--1 can pumpkin

Melt the Earth Balance in the microwave.  Mix together the brownie mix, vegetable oil, and Earth Balance.  Add the applesauce and water; mix.  Finally, add in some cinnamon, and stir a few more times for good measure.

Spray a baking pan with vegetable oil spray, then add alternating thin layers of brownie mix, pumpkin, brownie mix, pumpkin, and brownie mix.  Bake in oven at 350°F for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Due to the layers, the brownies come out pretty mushy, but if you are patient (and take a couple tries), you can get some that have a nice brownie shape.  I don't mind shapeless brownies, though, so I dug into one of the rejects that you can see in the background of these photos, and had a nice mug of hot apple cider along with it!  Success in my book.  :)

What an exciting Vegan Month of Food this turned out to be!  I had a great time participating (this being my second year); I read some awesome blogs and started following a few of them, which I look forward to continue reading even after the excitement dies down from this month.  I impressed myself a few times and cooked some really interesting (and new) foods.  I'm sure I will be making a lot of the recipes that I posted about again sometime soon because they were all so good!  

I'd also like to wish a welcome to my newest readers; I'm excited to have you all on board, and thanks for reading!  My blogging, however, will likely slow down for a bit (but I will try to sneak in posts whenever I get the time), since I'm going to need to focus on writing a 50,000-word novel this November for NaNoWriMo.  I'm really excited (this is my second year doing it as well), and I have my schedule all planned out, so we'll see how it goes with all this writing, plus my internship, classes, papers, and other random assignments.  I'll manage somehow, and I know it will be worth it in the end, so I'm not too worried!  :)

I'll leave you today with a final quote from "Quotes on Slavery":

So, in conclusion, keep up the blogging, fellow vegans!  Posting recipes, writing about food, and taking pictures of exciting meals is such a simple way to share the vegan message with others and to show how easy it is to be vegan.

And to those who aren't vegan, go vegan!  :)  Feel free to check out the other links in the sidebar to various resources and blogs that I follow, or get in contact with me if you'd like some help or have any questions!

Peace.  :)


  1. THese pumpkin brownies look wonderful. I wish you the best of luck with NaNoWriMo.

  2. Thank you so much, omgoshimvegan! NaNoWriMo's off to a good start. :)