This month for the Recipe Redux, we were asked to create something with orange in it, for fall!
I love fall! Actually, I love all the seasons, but I love the briskness of fall, and the changing of seasons. Where I live, we don’t get fall for very long; it turns from fall to winter pretty quickly!
I love pumpkin, so I decided to create an almond flour brownie with pumpkin in it. This recipe started like most of mine do .. I was looking for something specific in a brownie (not a lot of sugar, almond flour, and not a lot of eggs) and I couldn’t find anything online that fit! So, I came up with this. The first time I substituted applesauce for the pumpkin. This is the pumpkin version!
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1 cup almond flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup chocolate chips
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 pan with nonstick spray or coconut oil. My 8×8 pan was already being used, so I used a round cake pan!
In a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Add in the wet ingredients. Stir well. Add in the chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds.
Note: I used the coconut oil in a semi-solid state. It was about 73 degrees in my house, so it wasn’t completely solid, but not completely melted. It worked well!
Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
Remove from oven and let cool before you cut!
If you want this sweeter, add more honey (or sweetener of your choice). I used a scant 1/4 cup of honey. (Note, need to get more!) These brownies have a cake like texture, but both myself and my husband loved them! I think the chocolate chips added a little extra sweetness as well.
I like the crunch of the pumpkin seeds in the brownies, but you can leave them out if you want.
As the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians, The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. As the Latin term “redux” means to revisit or reinvent, we are reinventing the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach. We aim to inspire the food lover in every healthy eater and inspire the healthy eater in every food lover. Check out the other Recipe Redux posts!