These pumpkin blondies are everything I love about fall. They are thick, chewy, and soft all at the same time and have the perfect hint of pumpkin spice and chocolate in every bite!
If you were only going to make one more pumpkin dessert this fall, THIS would be the recipe I tell you to make. Seriously. I could NOT stop eating them. And the ingredients may already be on my shopping list so I can make them again. :)
So I know there is always the debate between pumpkin lovers and haters (I don’t understand the haters), but I think even the non-pumpkin lovers will like these pumpkin blondies. They don’t have the typical pumpkin texture you have in a pumpkin pie or even a pumpkin bar. It’s more in between a bread and brownies…hence the blondie! The pumpkin helps to make them super soft and moist.
How to make pumpkin blondies
Scroll down for the printable recipe.
- SIFT together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
- BEAT the butter with an electric mixer and then add the sugar and beat until fluffy. Then mix in the egg, pumpkin puree and vanilla. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and then pour into a parchment lined 9×13″ baking dish.
- BAKE in oven at 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean. Let cool in pan for about 20 minutes, then remove and cut into bars.
Line your pan. I like to line my baking dish with parchment paper before pouring in the batter. I usually leave enough parchment hanging over the edges of the pan so that I can easily lift the blondies out once baked. It makes both removal and clean up a lot easier.
Let cool before cutting. After removing from the oven, let the bars cool for about 20 minutes before cutting into squares. They get a bit crumbly if you slice them while warm.
Cut with a plastic knife. Because the texture is so soft and cakey, I’ve found that a plastic knife works best since it’s more gentle. For super clean cuts, wipe it off with a paper towel in between each slice.
Storing + freezing
If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container or bag for up to 3 days. You can also freeze the blondies as well. Make sure they have cooled completely, then wrap in saran wrap or foil and place in a freeze container. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let thaw at room temperature for a few hours when ready to enjoy.
More pumpkin desserts you’ll love:
- Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
- Soft pumpkin scones
- Pumpkin cookies with caramel frosting
- Chocolate chip pumpkin bread
- Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon pumpkin spice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
- 2 Tablespoons vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a piece of parchment paper and place in a 9x13″ baking dish. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy. Next mix in the egg, pumpkin puree and vanilla. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and then pour into the prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean. Allow to cool for 20 minutes in pan and then remove from pan. Cut into bars and enjoy!