Monday, October 29, 2012

pumpkin cheesecake brownies [guest post!]

This blog hasn't seen much action the past few days, has it?! Well, I will tell you that we had an amazing time in Boise this past weekend [you will read all about that later, but until then, I'm leaving today in the best hands possible, Ashlee from ABpetite! 
So while I am driving the dreaded 13 hour road trip home, in some nasty weather, with the busiest eighteen month old ever, you get to read about Ashlee, and by the end, I promise your mouth will be watering, and your tummy will be hungry.

Hello all, so nice to meet you! I am so extremely thrilled  to be guest posting today with Elise at her amazingly fun filled blog here at That's Comma With A "K". Let me introduce myself I am Ashlee and my little ol' blog is called ABpetite. You may have read about my blog last Thursday when she posted the Sponsor Spotlights. However, for those of you that missed that I will tell ya a little about myself. 
I have a healthy eating blog. I create recipes that will help ALL of our waist lines. I also post the nutritional information PLUS WEIGHT WATCHER POINTS so that you know just what you are eating. In my case I like this calculated so I can see just how many of those Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies I can eat (recipe below).  Let's get right to it, here is the recipe!

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Servings: 16
Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories: 165
Fat: 7.6 g
Carbs: 23.9 g
Fiber: 2.8 g
Protein: 3.4 g
Points+: 5
Old Points: 3

Here Are Your Ingredients:
Recipe Adapted from Men's Health Magaize

2 tablespoons low fat cream cheese
1/2 cup, plus 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 can pumpkin
3 large eggs
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup stout beer
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan. In a bowl, stir together cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, canned pumpkin, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons flour, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; set aside. Place chocolate and butter in pan on medium heat stirring until completely melted. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in 1/2 cup sugar. Mix in 2 eggs, one at a time. Gently stir in 1 cup flour, cocoa powder, beer, vanilla extract, baking powder, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Scrape half the chocolate batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Spread half the pumpkin mixture on top, then add the remaining chocolate mixture on top of that and spread evenly. Top with the remaining pumpkin mixture. Gently swirl batter with a butter knife. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before slicing!


Thank you So SOOOO much Elise for having me today and giving me this AMAZING opportunity. ALSO thank you to all of you new blog friends for reading my post! Please come and say hello soon!
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Amazing right?! I told you!
Now, go make yourself some, and pray that we get home at a decent hour, without any road closures this time...lets just say that we got stuck for 5 hours on the way to Boise...I think Hudson will forever hate the car no matter how fun I try and make it!


  1. These sound amazing cant wait to try them! good luck on your ride home, be safe!


  2. these sound so good!! bring me some?

  3. holy cow these look so delicious I can hardly stand it! THanks for the recipe I'm totally making things and so glad you stopped by Color Issue! I look forward to reading your cute blog as well :-)

  4. These look AMAZING!!!!!! I was just trying to think of something yummy to make for thanksgiving!!!

  5. These look scrumptious! I was glad to find your blog through Ashlee too! ;-)

  6. Oh girl, this looks GOOD! Mmmmm.

  7. I totally should've baked this instead of attempting my caramel apples...they were a huge fail. hahaha. I'm already a follower BUT Messy Dirty Hair sent me :)

  8. Hi, excellent pumpkin cheese brownies. It sure look mouth watering and wish I can have a bite now. With a cup of hot coffee would be great.

    Have a nice week ahead.

  9. pumpkin plus cheesecake plus brownies - everything I love! I have to try it!

  10. oh my goodness, this looks so so good, I must try this before fall is over! Thanks for sharing and probably making my thighs just a little bigger!

    xo Jessica

  11. I wrote that recipe down, OH MY they look yummy! You had me at cheesecake, lol.


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