Monday, November 15, 2010

Baked On Monday - Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Squares


Hello everyone! How was your weekend? I've got a very early shoot this morning, so I have to admit....I baked on Sunday.

Today's recipe comes from a fantastic new cook book called "The Divvies Bakery Cookbook", by Lori Sandler, published by St. Martin's Press. I actually won this through a give away at The Zhush, a beautiful blog I love to read. The Divvies Bakery is a nut, eggs, and dairy free bakery located in South Salem, New York. Lori's son Benjamin has many food allergies, so The Divvies Bakery was born out of a labour of love. Read more here.


Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Squares - makes one 9"x9" or 13"x9" pan of outrageous deliciousness

2 cups flour
1 tablespoon ground pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dairy free margarine
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350f. Prepare a 9"x9" or 13"x9" pan by lining it with long pieces of aluminum foil. Extra foil should hang over the sides for easy lifting after baking.
Whisk the flour, pumpkin or apple pie spice, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.



Cream the margarine and sugar together in a medium bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, until smooth.
Add the applesauce, vanilla, and pumpkin puree and continue mixing on medium speed. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl to incorporate all the ingredients, and continue mixing.
Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix on medium speed until just combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue mixing.
Add the chocolate chips and mix on low speed to distribute evenly throughout the batter.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for approximately 50 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the middle, and if it comes out clean, the squares are done.
Cool the squares completely in the pan for at least one hour. Lift the the aluminum foil out of the pan and cut into squares. Enjoy! and you will.



 I've packaged some up to take on my shoot today. Must share, or I'll eat them all.

 

Have a great day! Back on Wednesday with a give away.

25 comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Happy Monday!

I love the stripy coloured tissue you kept the squares in - very Bright.Bazaar!

LAURA!!! said...

Yummy!!! and per usual, great shots.

Marisa Midori said...

These sound delicious! I've been hoarding canned pumpkin all season because my list of pumpkin recipes just keeps growing.

Liz said...

the perfect fall treat! love it!

Fashion Meets Food said...

What a fabulous fall treat! Love your blog! I am a new follower!

xo

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

I would totally make this, but oven is currently broken. It makes me sad that I cannot try this recipe :(

But I am keeping it for future reference!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

yummy !!! looks wonderful...as always...i enjoy my visit here so much....

kary and teddy
xxx

Flo said...

It's look so strange Pumpinks and chocolate and at the same times... I would like to jump on... Miam !
Your photo are always so magnific !

mise said...

Sometimes, reading all the lovely Canadian and American blogs, all I want in the world is for canned pumpkin to be available in the shops here.

Jenn said...

Those look completely amazing! I love pumpkin and chocolate -- such a great combo.

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

Mmm, these look so good! I made pumpkin chocolate chip muffins yesterday and we are still enjoying them. I would love to try this healthier recipe though...I will definitely be trying this soon!

The Zhush said...

Those lucky people on your shoot! These look and sound heavenly!

the southern hostess said...

Yum! These look delicious.

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

delicious. sadly i am less than useless in the kitchen with sweet sensations, (ok for savoury, alot easier little or no measuring!). you seem to be mrs whizz; a bit like my french friend claire who makes the best cakes and deserts in the world, seriously...

Pooch Purple Reign said...

nice timing. i just brought my pumpkins in to cut and steam. have a great week
~laura x

BALLET NEWS said...

Oh that dish of chocolate chips just makes me want to dive in.... wonderful !

sarah, flourish design + style said...

mmmm, mmmmm, mmmm.. and look at your gorgeous packaging.. I bet you had some happy recipients :) xo

Kristen said...

i am loving everything pumpkin this season and that looks like a great recipe to add to the list!

Melissa Blake said...

Those look delicious!!

christine, just bella said...

It's crazy how much more appetizing they look in a pretty box with tissue!! Though these look so good I would have eaten them straight from the pan!

jan said...

wow - i love this whole look of this - you do such a great job - shooting the ingredients, the package, well everything! and who would of thought of combining chocolate with pumpkin? i must try to make this just to see how it tastes!

monkeemoomoo said...

Those look really yummy. If you add pumpkin does that make it healthy? I wonder?

I have just discovered your beautiful blog and become a follower too:)

Pinecone Camp said...

I was wondering how they'd taste with no eggs or dairy involved, but they incredibly delicious! Definitely try them out. Oh, and the batter is really good too ;)
Thanks for all your comments everyone!

Maria said...

Like the great ladies before me, I'm passing on the Versatile Blog award onto you! See my blog if this doesn't make sense! Thanks for a great read x

Becca said...

I LOVE your pictures!
so beautiful.
bright and happy!
gorgeous.