Gina is the author of the food blog, Running to the Kitchen where she shares healthy, whole food recipes in a fun, approachable way. She works full time as a consultant in higher education. When not in the kitchen, she enjoys CrossFit, r...
These pumpkin swirl brownies prove the slow cooker can be used to make super-easy desserts too
When it comes to indulgences, gooey, chocolaty things are pretty much my absolute weakest spot. I can pass up sugary, candy-like things without even a second thought, but put a plate of brownies in front of me, and almost all willpower goes out the window.
I picked probably the worst time of year, but I decided to do a nutritional program with a coach, following a pretty specific set of macro-nutrients throughout the day. Want to know what surprisingly doesn't fit into this plan? Brownies. Sigh. That said, you can bet one of these perfectly seasonal treats, with its gooey center and crispy edges (to make both camps of brownie lovers happy), is sitting in my fridge right now, being saved for the one "cheat meal" I get a week. Can't really think of anything better to spend it on than a chocolate and pumpkin dessert that takes almost no effort at all to whip up.