Chocolate pumpkin brownies 

IMG_5042Icy mornings, thick jumpers and beautiful hues of leaves on the ground. Yes, Autumn is here and more importantly it’s pumpkin season.

With Halloween just around the corner, a dessert made with pumpkin just seemed the perfect idea. They’re refined sugar free, gluten free and dairy free – so no guilt

After several tweaks I’ve got the recipe perfect to create gooey chocolate brownies, with the addition of nutmeg and cinnamon these brownies smell and taste like autumn – you won’t want to share these! IMG_5049

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin purée (1/4 large pumpkin)
  • 1 cup of dates
  • 3 tbsp agave/honey
  • 1 cup of oat flour
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp almond milk
  • 4 tbsp cacao
  • 1/4 nutmeg
  • 1/4 cinnamon
  • 1/4 vanilla esscence
  • 1/2 bar of DF dark chocolate roughly cut into small chunks

IMG_5093 Method

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Cut a large pumpkin into half and then half again and roast in the oven for 20minutes or until soft
  3. Remove the pumpkin from the oven and allow it to cool down. Once cool, peel off the pumpkin skin and chop into chunks
  4. Reheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  5. In a food processor add the dates and the pumpkin then blend until a smooth purée is formed
  6. In a mixing bowl add the oat flour, baking powder, salt, cacao powder, nutmeg and cinnamon
  7. In a separate bowl mix together the pumpkin purée, vanilla essence, almond milk, coconut oil and agave
  8. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together well. Then fold in the chocolate chunks, add to a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 25minutes
  9. After 25 minutes, press a skewer through the brownies, the skewer should not be completely clean
  10. Take the brownies out of the oven and allow them to cool before slicing into chunks IMG_5054
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