Meet your new favorite grain-free and gluten-free pumpkin brownie recipe, my Healthy Pumpkin Fudge Brownies! This is one of my most favorite seasonal recipes, and it is one that I make on repeat every single year! And every time I share this recipe on Instagram, the engagement is through the roof, so I know you guys like it too!
So let’s chat about it.
Ingredients in Healthy Pumpkin Fudge Brownies
This recipe is super simple to make, as you can see from the ingredients listed in the recipe card below. But let me break it down for you.
Almond flour: This recipe definitely works best with almond flour. You can use 1/2 cup coconut flour instead (I’ve tested it), but I really enjoy the texture of the brownie when it’s made with almond flour. Plus, unless you have a nut allergy, I love baking with almond flour to get those healthy fats and extra protein in!
Chocolate chips: You can use regular chocolate chips, dairy-free chocolate chips, or better yet, you can use Hu Kitchen Gems, which are my most favorite healthy chocolate on the planet, hands down!
Coconut oil: Coconut oil is my favorite oil to bake with, and because I don’t want a coconut flavor, I always use refined coconut oil. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the flavor of coconut, but sometimes you don’t want to taste it; like in this recipe, where the highlight is both pumpkin and fudge.
Cacao powder: In this recipe you can use either cocoa powder or cacao powder. Cacao is a superfood, so when possible, I go for that, because it’s an easy way to sneak in superfoods. However, if you can’t find it, don’t worry about it. Grab unsweetened cocoa powder from the grocery store and you are GOOD TO GO, SIS!
Pumpkin puree: Pumpkin puree is my favorite baking ingredient this time of year, and that’s because while it doesn’t have a strong pumpkin taste, it adds so much moisture to baked goods! And you can even substitute apple sauce for the pumpkin puree, and as long as you use the pumpkin pie spice, these will still come out with a yummy pumpkin flavor.
Pumpkin pie spice: Because what would any recipe be without pumpkin pie spice!?!
How to Store Your Healthy Pumpkin Fudge Brownies
I’ve been trying to get better about including storage information in my recipes. The reason why I haven’t in the past, is simply because I am the kind of person that eats the entire batch of anything I make, and I assume that everyone else does that too. We are a family of four, so we devour things quickly. If that’s not you, that is ok, and you have my commitment to do better from here on out.
SO! To store these brownies, you can keep that out on your counter for a day! And then I recommend transferring them to an air-tight glass container and then storing them in the refrigerator for up to one week. Whenever you make healthy treats, they don’t contain preservatives. And because they don’t contain preservatives, sadly, they don’t last as long out on your counter. But who wants preservatives, anyway?!?
Let’s jump right in to the recipe! And pro tip – add a scoop of ice cream on top, and you are in for the treat of a lifetime!