Pumpkin Brownies are THE best dessert this fall!
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If you put pumpkin in brownies, does that make it a vegetable? We say definitely YES!
With pumpkin season in full swing and the return of pumpkin-spice-everything, we thought it best to jump in!
Real pumpkin purée and pumpkin pie spice blend are used in these fudgy gluten-free brownies for a fall twist.
Pumpkin adds moisture to the brownies and also a boost of vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene (a bonus for your skin), along with vitamins K and C and potassium.
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- ¾ C pumpkin purée
- ¼ C maple syrup
- ½ C coconut sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ C almond flour
- 2 scoops Mocha Collagen Creamer
- ¼ C tapioca flour
- ½ C cacao powder
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- ⅓ C chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 F. In a mixing bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, maple syrup, coconut sugar, eggs and vanilla extract.
- Add in almond flour, Mocha Collagen Creamer, tapioca flour, cacao powder and pumpkin pie spice until well combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Line an 8×8 dish with parchment paper or grease liberally with coconut oil.
- Pour batter into the dish and bake for 20-25 minutes. Brownies will be fudgy, so let cool for a few minutes before slicing.
- Top with your favorite brownie topping like coconut whipped cream, pumpkin cream cheese spread or more melted chocolate.