Pumpkin Nut Butter Brownies

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One of my favorite easy recipes for a healthy treat, these yummy Pumpkin Nut Butter Brownies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo.  They’re a staple at my house!

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Almond butter adds protein, while pumpkin puree adds veggie power.  You won’t even notice the pumpkin!

Pro tip: I always double the recipe and add chocolate chips on top.  

This recipe is simple enough for my kids to make on their own, which is another plus.  

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Pumpkin Nut Butter Brownies

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  • Author: Yankee Homestead
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 9-12 brownies 1x


Pumpkin Nut Butter Brownies are one of my go-to recipes for a healthy treat. Almond butter adds protein, while pumpkin puree adds veggie power. You won’t even taste the pumpkin!


  • 1½ cup almond butter
  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 1 TB vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder (raw & organic)
  • chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and mix well.
  3. Pour into greased 8×8 pan. (Use a 9×13 pan for a doubled recipe.)
  4. Bake 15-20 minutes. (Bake 25-30 minutes for a doubled recipe.)


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  1. Diana on 12/04/2012 at 9:05 pm

    I made these a while back, waiting for the perfect time to pull them out (they are a favorite here but we don’t eat dessert often). This morning I pulled them out, gave each of the kids a large slab, put two large scoops of raw, homemade ice cream on it, and then drizzled it with a homemade, healthy “Magic Shell”. They were in heaven! And I knew every crumb was good for them!

  2. Yankee Homestead on 12/04/2012 at 9:28 pm

    Diana, sounds delicious!

  3. Christina on 12/04/2012 at 10:21 pm

    Looks amazing… Do you regularly buy any ingredients online… I would love a post about where/what you purchase online.

  4. Heather on 02/20/2013 at 2:07 am

    Will you find out for us how to make the magic shell topping please?

    • Diana on 02/20/2013 at 2:13 am


      Hi, Heather. This link should take you to the page where I found the “Magic Shell” recipe. The only modification I made (although I’m not entirely sure what the unhealthy stuff tastes like!), is that I added a bit of sea salt. Flavor really popped with that addition! Have also entertained adding peanut butter instead of(?) the coconut oil some day!

    • Diana on 02/20/2013 at 2:16 am

      One more thought about the Healthy “Magic Shell”. We had a glass bottle that is perfect for it–tall and thin. It warms up pretty quickly with hot tap water, sitting in a bowl of water or brought slowly to heat in a pan of water on the stove. We choose not to microwave things any longer.

  5. contractsonline@gmail.com on 01/28/2015 at 3:45 pm

    I’m just curious – why blended in a food processor? Is it for the air forced into the batter, keeping it from being too dense perhaps? (a bowl is easier to clean than a processor! so lazy am I)

    • Kathleen on 01/28/2015 at 4:05 pm

      Mixing it in a bowl is fine, too. I often do it that way. 🙂

      • contractsonline@gmail.com on 01/28/2015 at 5:21 pm

        Yahoo! Well if I get a brick from it, I’ll know it could be better 😉 I’m gonna give it a whirl soon. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Rachael M on 04/28/2017 at 8:52 pm

    These were soooo good! As someone who had never had a gluten free/refined sugar free brownie, I was a little skeptical, but it tasted so great! You totally couldn’t tell it was a healthier version, but I’m so glad it was. Definitely on my list of favorites now.

    • Kathleen on 05/05/2017 at 3:20 am

      You don’t even taste the pumpkin, right? So glad you liked them, Rachael!

      • Rachael M on 06/02/2017 at 12:42 am

        Exactly! Just made them again tonight 🙂 The perfect treat right now to make when I am having a sweet pregnancy craving but want to keep it healthy.

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