While I’m not a huge fan of the pumpkin spice latte, I do firmly believe that fall is the season of All Things Pumpkin: pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin BROWNIES. Oh yes, if you’ve never tried them, pumpkin brownies are amazing — extra moist and fudgy, with a hint of cinnamon and spice. (You can also make a pumpkin/cream cheese swirl and add it to your favorite boxed mix.) Whip up some treats for your book club, dazzle everyone at the holiday cookie exchange, or just bake up a pan and eat them all weekend to keep up your strength for reading.
And just as a little reminder, if you’re planning on crafting homemade holiday gifts, now’s the time to start! Check out our favorite holiday craft books from last year for some DIY inspiration (including a year’s worth of gingerbread houses). But make these pumpkin brownies first.