These gluten free swirled pumpkin chocolate brownies are as beautiful to look at as they are delicious to eat!
Loaded with good for you ingredients this is a treat you can feel good about eating and feeding your family too!
And as an added bonus, there is no dairy or grains!
Wanting to create a combo of two of my very favorite flavors, these brownies were born!!
My hubby LOVES pumpkin and chocolate (hello paleo pumpkin cookies!), so I am always looking for new ways to incorporate the two flavors.
I just love the look of the bright orange batter swirled with the dark chocolate! It looks super dramatic, but couldn’t be easier to achieve!
Healthy ingredients for chocolate pumpkin brownies:
I also added some healthy ingredients to keep these nourishing:
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Since regularly incorporating collagen into my diet, I finally have nails that don’t break through all my exuberant daily activities!
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Fresh pumpkin is also a nourishing ingredient and so darn delicious! It adds moisture to the end product, as well as plenty of vitamins A and C! Want to cook your own pumpkin, I wrote a whole post on how to select and pick the best kind for eating!
I also decided to make these brownies lower in sugar for my family by subbing out half of the sweetener for erythritol, my favorite low carb sweetener! It works magically, especially in conjunction with some stevia glycerite to keep the flavor without adding loads of sugar.
Paleo brownie essentials:
These swirled pumpkin bars marry so many of the essential brownie points, plus a few more I think are important!:
- pumpkin pie in a brownie form
- grain free
- gluten free
- lower sugar option
- dairy free option
Additional healthy brownie recipes:
- these paleo vegan brownies are even nut free! Tried and loved by many!
- My black bean brownies are sneaky and healthy…but no one one ever know it!
- These almond flour brownies look rich and decadent!
Swirled Pumpkin Chocolate Brownie Recipe:
If you try these brownies, you must come back and let me know in the comments!
Swirled Pumpkin Chocolate Brownies - Paleo
Chocolate Brownie Mix
- 8 tablespoons butter OR coconut oil
- 6 oz chocolate chips
Pumpkin Brownie Mix
- 1 cup pumpkin puree I like to use fresh whenever possible!
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cup palm sugar I sub half with erythritol and stevia to keep the sugar down
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 cup cassava flour
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup collagen use code "TESSA10" for 10% off any order
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease either a jelly roll pan or a brownie pan (jelly roll is thinner, brownie pan is thicker!)
On the stove top in a small saucepan over medium low heat, melt the butter or coconut oil with the chocolate chip. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
In the bowl of the mixer, beat the eggs and sugar (s) until pale yellow. With the mixer on low, continue with the remaining master mix ingredients, mixing thoroughly.
Take half of the batter and mix into the melted chocolate mix, by hand. Set aside
In the remaining master mix batter, add the remaining pumpkin brownie ingredients, scraping the edges if necessary to make sure all is incorporated.
In your greased pan, scatter globs of the chocolate brownie mix, using most of the batter, but leave parts of the pan that are not covered with it.
Now grab the pumpkin brownie mix, and scoop all the batter into the empty spaces (and then some, most chocolate will be covered). Add the remaining chocolate anywhere you see fit!
Using a butter knife, gently swirly the mixture in snaking "s" motion throughout to marble the batters. Do not overdo it and start mixing it all together. When you achieve a marbled look you want, place in a preheated oven and bake for 35-45 minutes until the center is just set. Same concept modeled here in a video.
Let cool completely before cutting.
Lindsey Dietz says
Swooning over that swirl! Wow, these are almost too pretty to eat…. almost. 😉
Laura Duffy says
I love that the are grain free and include collagen! Yummy flavor combo, too. Great recipe! ?
Kari - Get Inspired Everyday! says
These are so perfect for Thanksgiving coming up, no one in our family is that crazy about pumpkin pie but we all love chocolate so… these are a must make!
Katrina Lochocki says
I’ve been making tons of pumpkin recipes but haven’t tried anything like this. I know my kids will go crazy for it because chocolate 🙂
I love sneaking some extra protein into baked treats with collagen! These pumpkin swirled brownies look amazing and I can’t wait to make them.
Renee D Kohley says
These are super fun! We have to do a second Thanksgiving later next week and would love a treat change up from all the pie we will have at the first one – this would be perfect!
Oh my goodness! What a fun spin on brownies.
STACEY CRAWFORD says
Wow, these are so darn delicious! I love the swirls!
Megan Stevens says
Aw, these look fantastic and fun! The texture, swoon! Pinning and making!! 🙂
ChihYu Smith says
That look so moist and chocolatey delicious ! I so want to take a bite from here !
Loving those gorgeous swirls! Chocolate and pumpkin is such a great combination and loving the addition of collagen!
Hannah Healy says
Such a great idea with the pumpkin! I love that you added collagen too!
Charlotte Moore says
These look very tasty. How can there be a keto option.? The cassava flour is high in carbs.
Yikes! I was planning on testing a keto version by replacing the cassava with part almond (1/2 cup, part coconut 1/4 cup…but since I have not done it yet, I do not want it listed! Thanks for catching that! I wrote this post over many days, lol!
SWOON. This looks amazing, and love the combo of my 2 favorite things. So perfect for a Thanksgiving treat!
Emily @ Recipes to Nourish says
Oh. My. Goodness. These are unreal! Brownies are already a favorite of mine, but these are so perfect and fun for this time of the year.
Joni Gomes says
Omg chocolate and pumpkin is such a good combo! Pinned this so I can make it later!
What a fun recipe. Looks the swirl, and added collagen!
Raia Todd says
Those are some gorgeous brownies, Tessa! I am pretty sure I need them in my life. Haha!
Shelby @Fitasamamabear says
Ahh these look so cute! I love the swirl