Recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Brownies

September 5, 2018 |  by  |  Eats, Recipes

Healthy Pumpkin Brownies: 3ten.ca

Brownies? Yes please! Sugar? No thank you!

A few weeks ago we had some family visit and I like to think I’m a pretty good host. Food is plentiful, treats are stocked and we have beautiful guest rooms that are welcoming and cozy. One thing, however, is that I don’t often eat a lot of treats. So when I do, I crash hard from the sugar. If I eat it for 3 days, I crash for about 6 hours. So with a week of sugary treats (I’m talking like 2 cookies and a handful of sour patch kids a day) I crashed for a full day. Headache? ✓ Fatigue? ✓ Cravings? Oh – the cravings! ✓✓✓

So, here we have a new treat, one without refined sugar and one that will not cause me to think about eating sour patch kids for dinner. Let’s get baking.

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • 2 cups of pureed pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cup of pure natural nut butter (I used peanut)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons of coco powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla (optional)

First, mix your nut butter – you want the right consistency. Then, set the oven to 350 degrees

Next, measure out all the of the ingredients and mix well. You can use your food processor or stand mixer.

Healthy Pumpkin Brownies: 3ten.ca

Layer a 9×13 pan with parchment paper and spoon in the mix. You’ll need to spread it evenly and smoothly since it won’t ‘bake-up’ like traditional brownies. It’ll bake in the shape you put it in the oven.

Healthy Pumpkin Brownies: 3ten.ca

Bake fro 14-17 minutes – or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let them cool in the pan, then chill for 2 hours before cutting.

Healthy Pumpkin Brownies: 3ten.ca

Cut into bars and eat. Keep them in the fridge for a few days or freeze them and pack them for lunches.

Healthy Pumpkin Brownies: 3ten.ca

I hope you enjoy these healthy pumpkin brownies. They are delicious and you won’t end up going through sugar withdrawal when you stop eating them.

Recipe

Recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Brownies
 
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 3 bananas
  • 2 cups of pureed pumpkin
  • 1½ cup of pure natural nut butter (I used peanut)
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons of coco powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla (optional)
Instructions
  1. First, mix your nut butter - you want the right consistency. Then, set the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Next, measure out all the of the ingredients and mix well. You can use your food processor or stand mixer.
  3. Layer a 9x13 pan with parchment paper and spoon in the mix. You'll need to spread it evenly and smoothly since it won't 'bake-up' like traditional brownies. It'll bake in the shape you put it in the oven.
  4. Bake fro 14-17 minutes - or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let them cool in the pan, then chill for 2 hours before cutting.
  6. Cut into bars and eat. Keep them in the fridge for a few days or freeze them and pack them for lunches.

 

 

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