Pecan Pie Brownies

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons oil (vegetable or coconut)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup (or corn syrup)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped
  1. Mix the butter, oil and sugars before beating in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  2. Mix in the flour, cocoa powder and salt before mixing into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  3. Pour the batter into a greased (optionally foil or parchment paper lined), 9×13 inch baking pan and bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the top looks like it’s starting to set and still jiggles a little, about 15 minutes, before pulling out of the oven.
  4. Mix the brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, eggs, vanilla and pecans in a saucepan, bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring, until it thickens, about 5 minutes, before pouring over the prebaked brownies in the pan.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until the pecan layer is set, but still jiggles a bit, about 20 minutes, let cool and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: Calories 303, Fat 17g (Saturated 7g, Trans 0.4g), Cholesterol 79mg, Sodium 76mg, Carbs 36g (Fiber 2g, Sugars 29g), Protein 3g