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Easy Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies + The Health Benefits of Coffee

You’ll love these Easy Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies! Make a batch, pour a cup of joe, and enjoy one while you learn about the health benefits of coffee!Great news! Coffee really IS healthy! Learn more about the health benefits of coffee below…

pumpkin cream cheese brownies

Have you ever wondered, “Is coffee good for our health?”

It’s not a silly question.

You may have read conflicting reports on the internet, or had a friend tell you coffee’s toxic, just like sugar-God forbid! Said with a loving note of sarcasm.

If you love coffee just as much as I do, hopefully this info on some of the health benefits of coffee will put your mind at ease.

If you’re not into coffee, or have a sensitivity or intolerance to it {some people do!}, scroll down for my Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownie Recipe

Me, on coffee…

Apart from my family and friends, coffee is the one consistency in my life, & one of my favorite daily habits.  

Mr. Spicy, gets the coffee pot ready every night, even though he doesn’t drink it every mornings. True love for sure-or maybe he’s just come to realize I’m just a much nicer person in the morning after I’ve had my coffee. Ha!

Not that I am drinking coffee all day long mind you.  Two to three cups per day.  In the morning. With a splash of half and half, organic soy milk, or 1-minute almond milk, depending on what’s in the fridge.

And I rarely drink caffeinated coffee after 12 noon, unless I want to stay up really late that night. 

 Related: The Ultimate Guide to Natural Sleep Tips for Better Health

I’m ecstatic to tell you, fellow coffee lovers, that most of the research on coffee and health, shows either a positive correlation, or neutral findings, meaning, for most people, regular coffee consumption may boost your health, or, at the very least, will not have a negative impact. I have listed some of the potential health benefits of coffee below…

the health benefits of coffee

The Health Benefits of Coffee

  • Compared to non-coffee drinkers, coffee drinkers are less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Coffee is a mood enhancer. (Although this is likely due to the effect of caffeine.)
  • Coffee consumption has been linked to a reduced risk of liver cancer.
  • For women, coffee may lower the risk of stroke.
  • Coffee may lower the risk of developing gallstones.

And, if you want to delve a little deeper in to the potential health benefits of coffee, check out this link on coffee and health from Web MD.

Otherwise, let’s get to this yummy pumpkin cream cheese brownie recipe, so we can all enjoy one with a healthy cup of Joe!

It’s So Easy to Make These Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies!

  1. Get your favorite gluten free brownie mix. If you’re not following a gluten free diet, any brownie mix will do!
  2. Stir chocolate chips and cinnamon or pumpkin spice to the batter.
  3. Make the pumpkin cream cheese mixture by combining cream cheese, pumpkin puree, and a little sugar.
  4. Swirl the cream cheese mixture into the brownies and bake.
  5. Enjoy warm out of the oven with a cup of coffee!

Easy Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies

Give your basic brownies an easy and delicious makeover with the addition of pumpkin, cream cheese, cinnamon, and chocolate chips!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 brownies

Ingredients

  • Gluten Free Brownie Mix
  • 4 large egg* divided
  • 1/2 cup butter* melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (or per brownie mix instructions), and grease a 9 x11 inch baking dish.
  • Prepare brownie batter* by mixing brownie mix, 3 eggs, melted butter, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Add chocolate chips, stir well to combine, and spread batter in the baking dish.
  • Combine cream cheese, pumpkin puree, egg, and sugar in a mixing bowl, and beat with a hand mixer until well-blended. Using a large spoon, place cream cheese mixture in dollops on top of brownie batter, and use a knife to swirl the cream cheese and pumpkin through the brownie batter.
  • Bake according to brownie recipe instructions.

Notes

I made these with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Brownie Mix which calls for eggs and butter. If you use a different mix, be sure to adapt ingredients as necessary.

Nutrition

Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1425IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.6mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword cream cheese brownies, gluten free pupmkin brownies
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P.S. You may also like some of these delectable gluten-free desserts to enjoy with your coffee…

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