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Easy Pumpkin Brownies

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Looking for a new favorite fall snack for pumpkin season? Try These Easy Pumpkin Brownies they’re dense and fudgy brownies mixed with a perfectly spiced chocolate brownie swirl. Everyone will cheer to see these brownies set out among the pumpkin desserts!

Pumpkin brownies stacked up.

These three-layer pumpkin brownies start with fudgy box mix brownies mixed according to directions. Then mix part of the batter with canned pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spices, and a few other ingredients to create the pumpkin layer of the brownies.

Marbled pumpkin brownies on a white background.

That pumpkin is swirled through the brownie layer for the most perfect dense and fudgy brownies with a touch of pumpkin flavor. And finally, it’s topped with yet another layer of brownie batter and swirled again for the ultimate marbled fudgy pumpkin brownies you could ever hope to make!

Ingredients for pumpkin brownies.

Ingredients for Pumpkin Brownies 

  • 1 boxed brownie mix 
  • Egg, oil, and water as specified for your brownie mix-you can use melted butter OR coconut oil for the vegetable oil if you want to
  • softened butter
  • granulated sugar
  • canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • ground ginger
  • ground cloves
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
Layers in a triple layer brownie.

Can I swap out the spices in this recipe for pumpkin pie spice??

Yes, you can! Pumpkin pie spice mix is essentially the same thing as the list of spices called for in this recipe. The only thing this recipe is missing is allspice, everything else is the same! So use about 1 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice in place of the spices and you’ll get the full pumpkin spice flavors you’re looking for!

Eggs, pumpkin, and spices being mixed with sugar and butter.

Conversely, you can also add just a pinch of ground allspice to this recipe as written and you’ll get the full flavor of pumpkin pie spice mix in your brownies.

Pumpkin layer in triple layer brownies.

What if I don’t have canned pumpkin?

You can use homemade pumpkin puree. Just bake a split and clean pumpkin until soft and then puree it in the food processor. OR use winter squash they’re very similar. Or you could use frozen pureed winter squash. Even canned sweet potatoes or a baked sweet potato pureed would be fine in this recipe.

Brownie mix all stirred together.

Brownie Box Mix

Why use a box mix for these brownies? It’s just Quicker and EASIER with a mix! Be sure to use what your box mix brownies call for in the ingredients. Mine used oil, water, and eggs. Yours may be different!

You can always use your favorite homemade brownie recipe that is baked in a 9×13 inch pan. Just replace the brownie mix and the ingredients to make it with your favorite recipe and all the ingredients to make it. And pick up this recipe with ¼ cup of melted butter. 

Swirled brownie and pumpkin brownie.

Our Other Favorite Brownie Recipes

How to Store Pumpkin Brownies

Once cooled and cut these brownies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. Or if you want to store them in the pan you can simply cover them with aluminum foil.

Stacked marbled brownies.

Other Easy Recipes Using Canned Pumpkin 

Fall is one of my favorite times to bake, and there are so many fall recipes to make! Here’s a list of recipes that use canned pumpkin puree.

Swirled marble brownies ready to go in the oven.
A pile of pumpkin brownies where you can see the marbling.

Yield: 16

Pumpkin Brownies

Pumpkin brownies stacked up.

These three-layer pumpkin brownies start with a fudgy box mix brownie and get doctored up for the best marbled fudgy pumpkin brownies you could ever hope to make!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes


  • 1 18 ounce boxed brownie mix, fudge style
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º, and line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside
  2. Prepare brownie mix according to instructions in a medium or large bowl, separate about 1 cup of brownie batter into a smaller bowl, and set both aside 
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together. 
    Sugar and butter get beat together for the pumpkin layer.
  4. Add egg, vanilla, pumpkin puree, and spices, and beat until combined.
  5. Whisk in flour
  6. Pour most of the larger bowl of brownie batter into the prepared baking pan, spread in an even layer across the whole pan to form the bottom brownie layer and reserve 1/4 - 1/2 cup
  7. spoon the pumpkin mixture on top, and swirl with a butter knife
  8. Drizzle the remaining brownie batter as the top layer, and
    Swirled marble brownies ready to go in the oven.
  9. Bake in the center of the preheated oven for about 40 minutes, until the edges are set, and the center is still somewhat soft
  10. Let cool completely in the baking dish before removing from the pan and cutting into squares to serve


be sure to read your brownie mix box and use the ingredients called for on it, it may have different measurements for making brownies

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 275Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 31mgSodium 130mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 0gSugar 7gProtein 3g

This nutrition information was calculated using a computer program, results may vary.

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