Pumpkin Brownies (Vegan and Gluten Free)

pumpkin brownies

Vegan Pumpkin Brownies

Pumpkin brownies are chocolaty, gooey and absolutely delicious.  No one will ever guess that they are secretly healthy.  Plus they are easy to make and it can all be done in one bowl.

I have a weakness for anything chocolate, especially love fudgy and chewy brownies.  I created this recipe so I can have my chocolate and not feel guilty about it.  The main ingredients in the recipe are pumpkin and oats.  Sounds crazy, but they come out perfect.

pumpkin brownies

My kids request these brownies quite often and their friends enjoy them too.  I don’t mind letting them eat these for a treat.  They have a lot less sugar and fat then a traditional recipe, but still have all of the chocolaty goodness.

pumpkin brownies

The key to getting the brownies right is to grind old fashioned oats as finely as possible.  It should resemble regular flour.  Also make sure that you use plain canned pumpkin instead of pumpkin pie filling.

Also try banana bread  for another healthy sweet treat.

Pumpkin Brownies (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 cup finely ground oat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Butter a 8X8 baking pan or line it with parchment paper.  

  2. In a large bowl mix the oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder, and sugar.  Wisk it together until it is all well combined.  

  3. Add in the pumpkin, and oil and wisk it until it is totally combined.  Stir in about 2/3 of the chocolate chips.  Pour the batter into the pan and top it with the remaining chocolate chips.  

  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.  Let cool before cutting.  

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