These healthy brownie treats are extremely delicious while still being on the healthy end of the spectrum. They have just the right amount of pumpkin flavor, making them the perfect Fall treat.
Pumpkins are great to cook with because of their amazing health and skin benefits. Loaded with fiber, pumpkin will leave you full without any uncomfortable bloat, and it is a great source of carotenoid antioxidants which act as an anti-inflammatory. They also have high vitamin A and C contents that help the immune system and encourage collagen production for the skin. And that deep orange color we all love about pumpkins actually helps prevent premature aging due to the carotids.
1.5 cups pumpkin puree
1/2 cup sunflower or cashew butter
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
5 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup dairy free chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8" x 8" baking pan with parchment paper.
2. Add everything but the chocolate chips and cacao nibs to a blender and blend until combined.
3. Fold half of the chocolate chips into the batter, reserving the other half for topping. Transfer the brownie batter to the baking pan and smooth into an even layer.
4. Bake on the center rack of the preheated oven 30 to 35 minutes, or until center and sides have set up. Turn the oven off and leave the brownies in the warm oven for an additional 5 minutes. Allow brownies to cool 1 hour before cutting into them.