Paleo Pumpkin Brownies Vegan + Sugar free
I am back from my family holiday and it is SO good to cook again in my own kitchen. First thing I made was those paleo pumpkin brownies vegan too as I really want a treat that we can share all with my husband. It is not fall season in New Zealand, but seeing so much pumpkin recipes lately on my Facebook feed makes me craves pumpkin pie spices! So here is my new creation, goeey, fudgy paleo pumpkin brownies. You know how much I love my low carb avocado brownies recipe right? Well, this one as a similar texture but use only 6 ingredients and a food processor : a one bowl pumpkin brownies recipe !
- Almond butter – I recommend you choose creamy, smooth almond butter for a fudgier textuer. You can also make the recipe with peanut butter or cashew butter. Make sure those have NO sugar added and NO added oil !
- Pumpkin puree – I am using 100% natural canned pumpkin puree. There is nothing else in the can, no added stuff. I don’t recommend homemade pumpkin puree for this recipe as homemade puree can sometime be more liquid specially if pumpkin has been boiled.
- Sugar free flavored maple syrup – I am using Monk fruit syrup in this recipe. It is sugar free, low carb, keto friendly and 100% natural! if you don’t watch the carbs any regular liquid sweetener can be use too like maple syrup, agave or brown rice syrup.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Vanilla essence
- Pumpkin pie spices – this is NOT optional, this is delicious and brings all the extra flavor to your pumpkin brownies
Flourless pumpkin brownies
What I love the most about this recipe? There is NO flour and NO eggs. Pumpkin puree is magic, it binds all the others ingredients together perfectly well to create the most delicious fudgy healthy pumpkin brownies. Yes, those are definitely healthy one! No refined sugar, no flour and only natural ingredients full of protein and fiber.
This is optional but SO good! I created a simple pumpkin glaze to drizzle on top of the brownie to add an extra boost of pumpkin flavor. All you have to do to create this is to combine:
- Pumpkin puree
- Nut butter – use creamy almond nutter or peanut butter (not paleo but low carb!) or cashew butter
- Melted coconut oil – refined coconut oil has no coconut flavor
- Pumpkin pie spices
- Stevia drops – optional
Sugar free brownies
You know how much I love to keep my baking sugar free right? So here I am using my favorite sugar free liquid sweetener. A natural monk fruit syrup that is flavored with maple syrup extract. It taste like real maple syrup without the carbs or sugar! If you don’t have this use any others liquid sweetener – there is plenty of sugar free maple syrup or if you are paleo use regular maple syrup! It is refined sugar free and delicious too.
Those are the most decadent brownies I made. They are fudgy, goeey and so easy to whip in less than 15 minutes. Really, this is a must try.
Watch the recipe video and make those paleo pumpkin brownies vegan right now !
Nutrition panel is for one brownie square (recipe makes 16 squares) using sugar free maple flavored syrup and sugar free chocolate chips. Net carbs, carbs minus fiber, 5.9 g.
- 1 cup pumpkin puree , canned, no sugar added
- 1 cup almond butter , smooth, fresh, no added sugar, no added oil (or use peanut butter)
- 1/2 cup sugar free flavored maple syrup or maple syrup (if not sugar free)
- 1 teaspon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spices
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup sugar free chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips 85% cocoa
Preheat oven to 180C (350F).
Line a square brownie pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a food processor, using the S blade attachment add the pumpkin puree, almond butter, sugar free maple flavored syrup, pumpkin spices and vanilla.
Blend on high speed for 30 seconds or until it forms a consistent batter with a lovely orange color.
Add unsweetened cocoa powder and blend again for 30 seconds until it forms a thick, sticky and shiny brownie batter.
Stir in the chocolate chips using a spatula or the pulse mode of your food processor.
Transfer the brownie batter into the prepared brownie pan and spread evenly using a silicon spatula. The batter is sticky and that is what you want.
Sprinkle extra sugar free chocolate chips on top. Lightly press them into the batter using the spatula.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top and edge are set.
Remove from the oven, let cool down 15 minutes into the brownie pan.
Transfer onto a cooling rack. Meanwhile prepare the pumpkin glaze.
In a medium mixing bowl, add nut butter, melted coconut oil, pumpkin spices, pumpkin puree and pumpkin stevia drops.
Combine with a spoon until it forms a creamy glazing.
Drizzle on top of the cool brownie until no more left. The glazing won't harden it will stay moist and soft.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the sugar free chocolate chips with melted coconut oil. Microwave by 30 seconds burst, stir and repeat until fully melted. Drizzle on top of the pumpkin glazing.
You can freeze the brownie 10 minutes to set the chocolate drizzle and add an extra fudgy texture to the brownie.
Store the brownie for up to 4 days in the fridge using a cake box to prevent the brownie to dry. You can also store at room temperature up to 2 days.
Brownie can be freeze in zip bags.
Almond butter: it is very important to use fresh,smooth nut butter to avoid the brownie batter to be dry. Recipe works with any nut butter with NO added oil, NO added sugar. Use pure nut butter for success.
Nut allergy: you can use sunflower butter or tahini in this recipe