Are you a chocoholic looking for a fall-inspired dessert? Then you’ve got to try these one bowl healthy pumpkin brownies! Made without any added fat, just a tiny bit of sugar and loads of delicious fall flavors, these rich, fudge-like, chocolatey brownies are going to be your new favorite dessert!
Although there are loads of recipes on the internet for one bowl healthy pumpkin brownies that simply involve adding a box mix to some canned pumpkin puree, you deserve so much better. That’s why I created this recipe!
It’s so important to know what you’re putting in your body. Even though adding a box mix to a canned mix is quick and easy, you’re consuming so many nasties (not to mention extra fat, sugar and calories!) that you really don’t need.
Spend just an extra 10 minutes in the kitchen getting out all your ingredients and mixing them together and you’ll have an amazing batch of brownies. Plus you’ll know exactly what’s in them!
I mean, the oven takes 10-15 minutes to heat up anyway, so you might as well make the most of that time. Apparently eating raw brownie batter is not the best way to make the most of that time. I checked.
In my opinion, these one bowl healthy pumpkin brownies are entirely fat free because they contain no oil or butter. But, a few of you aren’t as sure because the batter calls for 2 eggs.
If you want a healthy pumpkin brownie recipe without any oil, butter or eggs, check out my recipe for the fudgiest fat-free healthy pumpkin brownies in the world.
In this recipe, the pumpkin puree (extra points if you make it yourself at home by roasting a pumpkin!) replaces the butter or oil you’d normally use in a brownie recipe. But instead of leaving the brownies dry and crumbly like you’d expect for something with no added fat, they’re soft, tender and light. Just describing them to you makes me want to run to the fridge and grab one!
One serving of this one bowl healthy pumpkin brownies recipe is a 9th of the tin, not a 16th. Don’t you just hate recipes where they cut a 9″x9″ dessert into 16 servings instead of 9? 1/16th of a 9″x9″ dessert pan is not enough!
And despite its generous size, one brownie is just 85 calories – seriously! But that’s not all. Each brownie also contains 27% of your recommended daily dose of vitamin A. Definitely not something you’d expect from a dessert recipe, right?
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 tablespoons pumpkin puree
Preheat the oven to 350F / 175C and line a 9" square baking tray with parchment paper.
Grab a medium bowl and stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Make a well into the center.
Crack the eggs into the well of the dry ingredients and add the vanilla extract and pumpkin puree. Beat with a hand whisk for 1 minute, until the ingredients just form a batter. Don't over-mix!
Pour the thick brownie batter into the lined baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, until the edges and the tops are just set.
Pull the brownies out of the tray using the parchment paper and leave to cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes.
When cool, slice the brownies into 9 squares and enjoy! Or wrap with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to five days.