Gluten Free Brownies Made with Canned Pumpkin

Gluten Free Brownies with Canned PumpkinI’ve been seeing all these folks making brownies and cakes from boxed mix by just adding a can of pumpkin, no eggs, no oil, nothing extra. Just a can of pumpkin. I saw a few food shows on television make them that way and quite a few bloggers have been joining in this new add a can of pumpkin craze. I figured it was worth a shot.

See, a few months ago I noticed the Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownie Mix was on sale for a very marked down price, so I grabbed two boxes and put them in the cart thinking they would come in handy for those inevitable brownie cravings. I made the first box according to the directions and I wasn’t really all that thrilled with the results to be honest. It was meh.

I left the second box sitting in the cabinet and figured I’d be making my brownies from scratch from now on. No big deal. Then I started seeing the previously mentioned can of pumpkin hype everywhere and the brownie craving struck in the middle of the night tonight, so here we are, testing it out.

I preheated the oven to 350f.

Gluten Free Brownies with Canned Pumpkin

I mixed together the contents of the BC Gluten Free Brownie Mix with one can of Libby’s Pure Pumpkin Puree. It was the middle of the night, so I did this by hand rather than tossing it into the KitchenAid mixer.

Gluten Free Brownies with Canned Pumpkin

Either way, make sure you scrape the sides and the bottom of the bowl and mix well. I also added a pinch of cinnamon in hopes of flavor enhancement.

Gluten Free Brownies with Canned Pumpkin

Poured everything into a 11×7 cake pan, smoothed it out and popped it in the oven for 25 minutes.

Gluten Free Brownies with Canned Pumpkin

The result of this kitchen experiment was slightly better than the “meh” brownies I had made following the usual package directions. Not fabulous, but not awful.

Gluten Free Brownies with Canned Pumpkin

Thanks for hanging out in the kitchen with us!

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