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Healthy Pumpkin Brownies

Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies

These healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies are a perfect way to indulge in a fudgy, pumpkin-y fall treat all without refined flour or sugar. They are also a delicious Thanksgiving dessert alternative to pie.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9 big brownies
Calories 383 kcal
Author Leelalicious

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Green & Black’s Organic 85% Dark Chocolate
  • 1/3 cup butter or coconut oil
  • 1-1/2 cups coconut sugar or unrefined sugar like muscovado, demerara, etc.
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour or regular whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Pumpkin Almond Butter Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1-3 tablespoons almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F. Line an 8 or 9-inch square pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a sauce pan melt Green & Black’s Organic 85% Dark Chocolate and butter/coconut oil on low heat while stirring regularly.
  3. Once melted, stir in sugar, pumpkin puree, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and sea salt. Add the dry to the wet ingredients and fold in without over mixing.
  5. Pour the brownie batter into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. For fudgy brownies a toothpick inserted into the centre should come out with just a few wet crumbs attached.
  6. Let the brownies cool before frosting and cutting.
  7. For the frosting, stir together all ingredients in a small bowl. Add more milk to achieve desired consistency. Thicker frosting has to be spread or piped, while thinner icing can be drizzled.

Recipe Notes

Can also be made in a 9x13-inch pan. Brownies will be thinner and require only 25-30 minutes baking time.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 158
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.5g27%
Cholesterol 59.8mg20%
Sodium 177mg7%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 4.1g16%
Sugar 39.1g43%
Protein 5.6g11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.