These pumpkin brownies are a simple and healthy dessert made with just 3 ingredients! No flour, no eggs, and no butter needed, they come together in under 15 minutes.
Pumpkin desserts are a common theme around here. When the weather slowly cools, you can bet we’ll be whipping out the pumpkin bread and pumpkin muffins. For a chocolate fix, though, we love to make pumpkin brownies.
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Why this recipe works
- 3 ingredients. Just pumpkin pie mix, almond butter, and cocoa powder.
- Healthy. Like with my sweet potato brownies, these brownies are flourless, egg-free, and glutrn-free. These brownies could actually be something you enjoy for breakfast.
- Ready in 15 minutes. From prep to oven, this recipe comes together in no time.
- Perfect texture and flavor. This recipe makes super fudgy brownies, which is exactly what you want from any brownie. They have a rich chocolate flavor that tastes better than any boxed brownie mix.
As mentioned earlier, this recipe calls for just three ingredients and they are very simple ones. You’ll probably have everything in your pantry as we speak. Here is what you’ll need:
- Pumpkin pie mix. Also known as pumpkin pie filling, it’s like pumpkin puree but has added sugar and spices in it. If you only have the canned pumpkin puree, you must add some sugar or sugar alternative to it.
- Almond butter. Smooth and unsweetened almond butter. You can also use peanut butter or a nut-free alternative (like tahini or sunflower seed butter).
- Cocoa powder. 100% unsweetened and sifted. Choose a good quality cocoa powder as it makes all the difference.
- Frosting. Optional, but I love to add a simple chocolate frosting on top.
- Vanilla extract. Optional, but adds a lovely flavor.
How to make pumpkin brownies
Step 1- Make the brownie batter. Start by whisking together the pumpkin pie mix, almond butter, and cocoa powder in a medium bowl until a smooth dough remains. Alternatively, you can blend everything together. Fold through any mix-ins with a spatula.
Step 2- Bake it. Next, pour the chocolate batter into a prepared baking pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the tops are firm.
Step 3- Add frosting. Now, let the brownies cool completely before adding the frosting on top. Slice them with a sharp knife and enjoy.
Tips to make the best recipe
- These brownies are not overly sweet, even with the sweetened pumpkin pie filling. Add a few tablespoons of sugar or maple syrup if you’d prefer ultra-sweet brownies.
- Add a tablespoon or two of coconut or oat flour for thicker brownies.
- Mix-ins are a fabulous idea, and some fun options include pumpkin pie spice (a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves), chocolate chips, nuts (walnuts are great!),
To store: Leftovers must be stored in the refrigerator, covered, and they will keep well for up to one week. If you want to keep them at room temperature, they must be enjoyed within two days.
To freeze: Place brownies in an airtight container and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Because there are no eggs or flour in this recipe, there is no need to do a toothpick test to see if it’s done. If you over-bake the brownies, they will naturally firm up and be more like a cake.
Add some coconut flour or oat flour to the batter to give it more stability.
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line a 6 x 6-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Add all your ingredients into a high speed blender, food processor or large bowl and mix until fully immersed and a thick batter is formed.
- Transfer brownie batter to loaf pan and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a skewer comes out just clean.
- Allow the brownies to cool in the pan completely before adding frosting.
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