Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Brownie Cupcakes

I am so excited to hit the road to go home to VA Beach tomorrow to spend Thanksgiving with my Mom and brother! :) I have been telling my Mom that I've been making a lot of vegetarian and sometimes vegan recipes. She keeps reminding me that the next time I see her that she wants me to make something for her. What better time than Thanksgiving to do that! I saw this awesome recipe for pumpkin pie brownie cupcakes on Oh She Glows' blog and thought it'd be the perfect dessert to have during the Thanksgiving holiday. I made the following alterations: substituted canola oil for the coconut oil and added mini chocolate chips between the brownie and pumpkin layers. Also, I cooked mine on 350 for 40 min. The recipe on her blog is vegan; however, these aren't because I added the chocolate chips.

These babies were awesome! I would use 1.5 tbsp pumpkin pie spice if you aren't a fan of the spicy taste of a pumpkin pie. Reducing the amount would help take the spice down a notch. Also, I'd add regular sized chocolate chips to the brownie batter. However, if you aren't a chocoholic like I am, the recipe is fine as is :)

On another note, the weather was really weird this afternoon. It couldn't decide if it was going to rain or not. Check out this pic:

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