Decadent pumpkin blondies are bursting with flavor from spices and sweetened with white chocolate chips make the perfect fall treat. This post was originally published in October 2010.
Sometimes I get on these kicks where I am in the mood for a certain ingredient and then for the next week or two I make a bunch of recipes using that ingredient. So when I went grocery shopping last week and saw that they had the big cans of pumpkin, I was excited. Nothing says October and fall more then pumpkin and I’ve been collecting a ton of pumpkin recipes over the past month.
I bought two large cans of pumpkin thinking that I would be able to make three or four recipes with it. I had a few new recipes I wanted to make plus I wanted to try and revamp this White Chocolate Pumpkin Blondies recipe.
I’ll be honest. I had forgotten about this recipe. I first made it ten years ago and then it somehow got lost in the shuffle. A few days ago I was looking for something to bake and this recipe caught my eye. I could remember how awesome it was so into the kitchen I went.
For this recipe you will need:
- pumpkin pie spice
- baking powder
- brown sugar
- pumpkin puree
- white chocolate chips
My husband laughs because while most people check and see if they have all the ingredients before they begin baking I just get started. 95% of the time I have everything I need and if I don’t I can always figure out a substitution.
I was excited to remake these because I’m a huge fan of blondies. I like the fact that they have the texture similar to a brownie, but none of the chocolate flavor. Plus you can add so many different things to change the flavor of the blondies.
I quickly made the recipe and got the blondies in the oven. They smelled so good while they were cooking. Pumpkin and spices and a sweetness from the white chocolate really scented our kitchen. When they came out they looked perfect.
- 2 ¼ c. all purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 c. butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
- ¾ c. sugar
- ½ c. light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 c. pumpkin puree
- 1 c. white chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl combine the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Ad din the egg and mix well. Stir in the vanilla.
- Add the pumpkin puree and mix until combined. Your batter may look curdled but that is normal.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Fold in the white chocolate chips.
- Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and cool completely.
- Cut into 24 squares and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Erin's Food Files