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Browned Butter Pumpkin Blondies

Browned Butter Pumpkin Blondies.  These are so easy and you can add in any extras you like..white chocolate, toffee or even nuts!

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Is it boring to you that I am sharing another pumpkin recipe?
I kinda feel bad and lazy, but I kinda don’t.

It’s one of those things that I can wildy overexpose in a short 2 month period of the year, never to be heard from again until 10 months later.

Kind of like my mild obsession with Cadbury Eggs in the spring time.

Which, by the way, I saw that they are making a Halloween version of now.

No, just no.

Cadbury Eggs are EASTER. Stop trying to make them a fall thing.

All this cross-over candy business makes my heart hurt.

Time and place people.

Example: Do you think people would be going so crazy over that dang Pumpkin Spice Latte that Starbucks does if they could get it 24/7?

Let me answer that for you.

No. These companies should really run their marketing strategies through me first.  Geez.

Except the Reese’s Egg.  There’s always a caveat. Turn that sucker into a pumpkin, a Christmas Tree, whatever…

Anyhow, since pumpkin mainly stays in the fall months where it belongs I have been slapping your brains with pumpkin stuff lately.

Hate me, love me….either way, know it will all come to an end in a  few months.

As it should.

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Now know these are WAY easy…

Like, no mixer easy. I mean, unless you add frosting, which I always recommend.

But, please know that these totally don’t need frosting…but they’re amazing with it also. Confusing? Sorry. What I mean to say is with or without frosting these guys will rock your face.

I literally just mixed all the ingredients together…

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Sorry there is no real process here.

When you bake them they will look like this…

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They are dense and chewy and perfect.

Yes, the center sinks a little bit, but this is where the frosting comes in handy 🙂

Also, you can add in white chocolate chips, or toffee bits to this recipe, but if you choose to you should totally omit adding the frosting…it will be sweet enough without it! (Can’t believe I just said that!)

I just used the browned butter frosting recipe from my Apple Cake, but I added in a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.  Totally optional.

Browned Butter Pumpkin Blondies |

Y’all these are so perfect.  A new staple in my fall kitchen 🙂

Here are some other fun pumpkin desserts from last year:

Cinnamon Streusel Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Shortbread

Lightened Up Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bars

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Browned Butter Pumpkin Blondies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


makes 16 bars


  • 1 cup butter, melted and browned
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • *optional add-ins: 2 cups white chocolate chips or 2 cups chopped pecans or 1 1/2 cups toffee bits


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a 9×9 pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat melt butter. Once melted, swirl constantly until it turns a golden brown color. Remove from heat.
  4. In a large mixing bowl stir both sugars and browned butter together until combined.
  5. Stir in pumpkin and vanilla.
  6. Next add in pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Stir until evenly mixed.
  7. Fold in any add-ins desired.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Center will just be set.


The Browned Butter Frosting recipe can be found HERE

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35 comments on “Browned Butter Pumpkin Blondies”

  1. Rebecca Ednie

    Just made these and they are super delish. But I made mine in a 9×13 pan and needed way more than 30 min. I put them in for 30 then started to cool them and they were way too sloppy so I had to put them in for 6 more min. They should cool quicker in a bigger pan! My regular brownies take 40 min so maybe these do too? My oven isn’t usually slow. But great recipe!

  2. Oh My Goodness. Made these last night exactly as written. My husband , who is sometimes (reluctantly) my tester, was over the moon with these. He even asked if I could replace my traditional pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving with these!! Said they were better than any other pumpkin item I’ve made. I agreed, so delicious and addictive. I just ate one for breakfast even. It’s gonna be hard to leave the pan alone ALL.DAY.LONG. THANKS!!!

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