Pumpkin Swirl Brownie

Yummy pumpkin swirl brownie! Perfect Fall dessert :p Great use of pumpkin after you gut it 😉

Pumpkin offers many health benefits includes:

  • Rich in dietary fiber and make you feel fuller.
  • Low in calories.
  • Rich in antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, and E.
  • Excellent source many many natural polyphenolic flavonoid compounds such as beta carotenes.
  • Rich source of minerals such as copper, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.
  • Boost vision with all that vitamin A.
  • Regulate blood pressure- pumpkin contains potassium, which has a positive effect on blood pressure.
  • Sleep better- pumpkin seeds are rich in tryptophan. And tryptophan helps the body make serotonin, the feel-good neurotransmitter that helps you relax and unwind.
  • Reduce risk of cancer- research has suggested a positive relationship between a diet rich in beta-carotene and reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
  • Combating diabetes- pumpkin may help control diabetes.
  • Protect immunity- pumpkin is high in both vitamin C and beta-carotene, which offers a boost to immune system using a powerful combination of nutrients.

IMG_6340Ingredients:

Brownie Batter:
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
3/4 cup of all purple flour
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of brown sugar
4 oz of unsweetened chocolate or dark chocolate
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 eggs
pinch of salt

Pumpkin Batter:
1 egg
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 cup of fresh mashed pumpkin (can use pumpkin puree
3 tbsp of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Directions:

Brownie Base:

  1. preheat oven to 350F
  2. melt the chocolate until smooth
  3. mix with vegetable oil, sugar, vanilla, salt and egg
  4. add flour last and mix until combined

Pumpkin Swirl:

  1. beat and mix all ingredients together.

Assemble:

  1. Spread half of the brownie batter into an 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. Drop an alternating spoonful of pumpkin filling and the remaining brownie patter on to the brownie layer.
  3. Use a knife through the batter in a zig-zag motion to swirl the brown and pumpkin batter.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

 

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