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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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
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.