Spiced Pumpkin Brownies

Thursday marks the annual holiday of Thanksgiving for our friends across the pond, which means that they get an extra day of festivities and food ahead of Christmas (we're not jealous, honestly). To celebrate, we wanted to include a featured recipe that would act as nod to the traditional Thanksgiving menu, while also bringing a fresh twist to the festive flavours associated with the holiday.

For this reason, we decided to feature this delicious Spiced Pumpkin Brownies recipe, created by Ruth over at Nutritiously Naughty. These little squares of deliciousness are a perfect alternative to your typical pumpkin pie, and put a healthy spin on your average autumn/winter recipes. They are naturally free from dairy, gluten and refined sugar, while also being low fodmap, making them perfect for those of you with sensitive tummies!

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  • 200g pumpkin 
  • 100g coconut oil (melted)
  • 50g gluten free oat flour 
  • 30g vegan vanilla protein powder (or 25g extra oat flour & 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 50ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 50 ml maple (20ml more if you like them sweeter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 70g cacao powder

Step 1 - Peel the pumpkin and cut into 2cm chunks, then steam for 7-10 minutes until soft, and leave to cool. (If you can't find a fresh pumpkin, used tinned). 

Step 2 - Preheat the oven to 170°C, then line an 8x8 inch brownie tin with baking paper.

Step 3 - In a food processor combine everything except the cacao powder, until a smooth batter is formed.

Step 4 - Separate 50g of the batter into a bowl for the topping.

Step 5 - Add the cacao powder to the processor, and process once again until the mixture is combined.

Step 6 - Pour your batter into the lined brownie tin.

Step 7 - Drizzle little spoonfuls of the leftover pumpkin mixture on top of the brownie batter, then swirl around using a knife or skewer, to give your brownies a marble effect.

Step 8 - Put your mixture in the oven to bake for 15 minutes, until the mixture holds its shape, but is still a bit soft.

Step 9 - Leave to cool completely, before cutting into squares.


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