Chocolate (Cacao) Desserts

Paleo Pumpkin Brownies

My girl Carine has done it again! If you haven’t checked out her website, you’re missing out. It’s no secret I’m a bit obsessed with chocolate and brownies are my absolute favorite. These brownies are paleo, low carb, gluten free and dairy free. For the original recipe click here.

 

Pumpkin brownie batter:

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup cacao powder
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spices
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp sea salt (optional)

Pumpkin glazing:

  • 1/3 Cup smooth almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin puree
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spices

Chocolate drizzle:

  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp extra virgin coconut oil

 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a square baking dish with parchment paper & set aside.
  • Blend all pumpkin brownie batter ingredients (except for the chocolate chips & sea salt) in a food processor until smooth.
  • Mix chocolate chips in by hand or lightly pulse a few times in the food processor.
  • Transfer brownie batter to the baking dish. Lightly smooth the batter with a spoon or silicon spatula.
  • Optional- sprinkle sea salt on top of batter. This gives it a slightly sweeter taste.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool down for 15 minutes.

Pumpkin glaze:

  • In a small saucepan, mix all pumpkin glaze ingredients together over low heat until creamy.
  • Drizzle onto the pre-cooked brownie.

Chocolate drizzle:

  • In a small saucepan, mix all chocolate drizzle ingredients together until smooth.
  • Drizzle on top of pumpkin glaze.

 

Tips:

  • Store in the freezer! It’s delicious cold and will last much longer.
  • I like to place the pan of brownies in the freezer for 15 minutes, prior to cutting. This makes it much easier to cut and store.

 


My drizzle never turns into an actual drizzle but more like 3 layers. LOL.

 

JUST EAT REAL FOOD – Stop focusing on calories & focus on what you’re eating and how it makes you feel. Your body is always giving you signals, but many times we ignore them. Pay attention if you develop nausea, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, joint pain, rashes, sinus problems, or cold sores. If you develop any of these things after eating, it’s a good indicator that your body is giving you a clue to stop consuming something in your food. Many times these symptoms come from consuming chemicals, artificial coloring, and preservatives. Other times these symptoms can occur from a food allergy or sensitivity. Pay attention. Creating a food diary is a really great way to help you figure out what your triggers are. Food elimination diets are a great way to figure out what your triggers are.

 

DISCLAIMER
Information in this posting is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Talk to your medical provider before starting any new supplements or medications.

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