Grain-Free Pumpkin Brownies

Looking for a fall treat made with REAL ingredients? This homemade brownie recipe is made with pureed pumpkin and sweetened with maple syrup. If you’re wondering how to make brownies healthy, these delicious grain-free pumpkin brownies are a great place to start!

A stack of pumpkin brownies

These easy homemade brownies are legit the most amazing desserts I’ve ever made…and I’ve made a lot of deserts. Linley and I tested these babies 4 times before getting it JUST right.

I based the recipe off of Davida’s Avocado Brownies, but there are no avocados involved. When I was in Toronto visiting Davida, I had the pleasure of eating her Avo Brownies first hand and huzzzzzah….they were delicious!

These brownies are made with a coconut flour base, making them grain-free. They’re made sans dairy, gluten, and refined-sugar making them paleo-friendly! “Hey mama.”

Brownie batter in a bowl

How to Make Brownies

Brownies are a gift from the dessert gods. I just love making brownies from scratch. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good and dirty brownie from the box every now and then, but the process of making homemade brownies is nostalgic for me.

Gonna throw it out there….yah need the eggs for these babies! I didn’t attempt a vegan variation because most of the liquid from this recipe comes from the eggs. The eggs also help bind everything together and make they “fudgy.”

Eggs = good for this specific homemade brownie recipe.

I sweetened the brownies with part maple syrup and part coconut sugar. Maple syrup has been my bestie lately. It screams all things fall. Yerp.

Finished brownies on parchment paper

I am looking forward to trying these brownies with a variety of different pureed veggies and fruits. If you don’t have pumpkin, feel free to use an alternative puree like the ones below

  • sweet potato
  • avocado
  • broccoli
  • beets
  • applesauce

Just kidding about the broccoli. That would be disgusting :)

Now, get baking and enjoy these tasty pumpkin brownies!

A brownie on a plate with pumpkin puree in the bakcground

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Recipe

Pumpkin Brownies

Looking for a fall treat made with REAL ingredients? This homemade brownie recipe is made with pureed pumpkin and sweetened with maple syrup. If you’re wondering how to make brownies healthy, these delicious grain-free pumpkin brownies are a great place to start!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 9
Category: Dessert
Method: Oven
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Wet

Dry

Instructions

  1. First, preheat oven to 350F and GENEROUSLY spray a 8×8 inch cake pan with coconut oil cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Next, place wet ingredients in a large bowl and mix together until smooth. Then, add dry ingredients to the same bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Pour batter into pan and use a spatula to spread out evenly.
  4. Bake at 350º for 40-45 minutes.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/9
  • Calories: 201
  • Sugar: 23
  • Fat: 8
  • Carbohydrates: 33
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 5

What is your favorite fall flavor? 

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