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Not a Fan – Brownies with Can of Pumpkin for Lower Calories

pumpkin brownies

So I have seen everywhere about using a can of pumpkin for making brownies! Cuts out calories and is supposed to taste just as good. This has been all over pinterest, and I thought heck why not try it out!

Brownie Mix with a Can of Pumpkin Recipe


Brownie Mix

1 can pumpkin puree

How to make: 

Mix brownies and pumpkin together and don’t add other ingredients on back of brownie box. Bake till done and eat.. bleck!

Well .. I put it to the test. 

Outcome: not impressed folks. I found the brownies to have a rubberish texture that wasn’t for me at all! They also didn’t taste near as good.

I know that they are lower calorie and will have  different taste, but I really hated these, as did my husband. He said he couldn’t even eat them, and for him that is a big deal!  I have tried many other lower calorie products and was fine with the transition. These just were majorly off for us.

Have you tried this?? If so what are your thoughts

Reader Interactions


  1. Linda says

    My theory is… if I want to have a brownie, I will have a brownie… no low fat, low carb, sugar free etc…Hence why I am the size I am…lol!

    • Kelsey says

      HAHAHAHA I love that Linda!! I agree I thought eh why not give it a shot, and I tell ya I will be sticking to the good ol’ regular brownies!

  2. MryJhnsn says

    Funny, I posted a recipe today that is basically the same. I have never tried brownie mix but I do the cake mix all of the time and one thing I learned is to under cook (so it won’t get rubbery) and the other is to throw in some chocolate chips 🙂

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