Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies (with Keto option)

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I finally tried out these brownies. I couldn’t wait any longer because I really wanted one. BAD. And I knew they’d probably be blog-worthy, and I haven’t posted a recipe in a while.

The brownie part of these was especially good. Even the batter. I had to make a valiant effort to pry the spatula out of my little girl’s hands before she made a complete mess of herself. It was the first time she’d ever had a spatula to lick all by herself, and you’d think I’d put her in a room with 100 kittens. She was so happy until Mom ruined everything.

I loved the pumpkin-chocolate combination, and I thought the touch of cinnamon in the brownie batter married the two flavors beautifully. I think I might add a little more next time. (The original recipe had 2 tsp, and I was a little chicken to use that much.) I love fall baking. And now I have an opened can of pumpkin I need to use.

 

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8x8" or an 11x7" baking pan. For the Brownies: Beat together melted butter, sugar, and vanilla, then beat in eggs one at a time. Combine dry ingredients in small bowl, and then gradually stir into butter mixture by hand. For the Cheesecake: In another bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in remainder of ingredients until smooth. Spread about 2/3 of chocolate batter into prepared pan. Spread the pumpkin batter over top, distributing evenly. Drop the remaining brownie batter over cheesecake batter. To make the swirls, run a butter knife back and forth through the pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and the center doesn't jiggle when you nudge the pan. Cool completely and chill before cutting and serving. (Are you kidding me? I couldn't wait that long. Just don't eat them all while they're warm because they taste even better chilled.)

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