Two-Ingredient Brownies

My son is on a dairy-free diet right now, trying to figure out the case of some stomach pain he’s having. I put out a call on Facebook asking for some dairy-free dessert ideas and someone clued me in on the fact that boxed brownies don’t have dairy in them.  Who knew??!!

On top of Carter being dairy-free right now, my husband is back on Weight Watchers so I didn’t want to tempt him too much. I remembered hearing about people using canned pumpkin with their cake and brownie mixes so I figured I’d give it a shot.

It turned out great. Granted, it didn’t have the textured top and crunchy edges, but it was still sweet and chocolatey and decadent. And seriously couldn’t be easier.



As for the recipe, here it is:

Combine a 15-oz can pureed pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling) with a box of “family size” brownie mix.  Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and pour brownie mix in the pan. Bake according to package directions.


    • Amy

      That’s exactly why I made it! I had some frozen packages of pureed pumpkin in my freezer that I wanted to use up, and I had a chocolate craving. Worked out perfectly!

  1. Kim of Mo'Betta

    Has he had allergy testing? My son used to have all kinds of GI issues, then we discovered he was allergic to eggs and nuts. He has since outgrown the egg allergy (woohoo!). The testing is not as bad as I had feared it would be…he was only about a year old at the time! Good luck!

  2. Blythe @ Desperate Craftwives

    Plus you can justify these as being healthy because of the pumpkin! I did weight watchers a couple years ago and made a “Diet Coke Cake” with just a box of cake mix and a can of diet soda. Was really good. Your husband might like to try it!

  3. Miz Helen

    Hi Amy,
    These look like great Brownies and so easy! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Anne @ Domesblissity

    Hi Amy, how are you? It was so nice to see your name pop up in the my linky party last week. I always love your recipes and this one is no exception. I tried a 3 ingredient cake the other day but I might drop the egg next time and see how I go. These look so good. I’m featuring them at my linky party tomorrow. Be great to see what else you’ve been working on.

    Anne xx

  5. BeColorful

    Hope you quickly are able to find the source of your son’s tummy troubles. As for this recipe you are right it doesn’t get any easier than this. 😀 Thanks for sharing.

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