Healthy-er Treat Alert: Pumpkin Almond Butter Brownies Recipe

One of these days, I hope to get around to writing more about real food and traditional cooking (like fermenting stuff which is super good for you) that I try to incorporate into our life but it’s just so much more fun to post our once a week treats that we whip up around here. My hubby is not into my grain-free/sugar-less/healthier recipe makeover experiments – he likes his treats with white flour and sugar so I indulge him. And sometimes I join the indulgence. :)

Gluten and I can’t hook up too often except I hate most gluten-free flours so I tend to use almond flour or coconut flour as substitutes. And sugar? Oh don’t even get me started on that. I am absolutely positive that sugar is behind every evil thing in this world so I try to be super conscious of how it makes its way into our food.

Eating out is another thing, but at home, I try use it sparingly. I often try to use Coconut Sugar (lower glycemic index…I use this brand), stevia, honey or maple syrup in its place if I can’t sweeten stuff with fruits (bananas, applesauce, dates, raisins). And I try to cut the amount of sweetener at least by half. Nowadays, when I eat treats from the store, I usually can’t eat more than a half a serving because it’s just too sweet. Oh dear.

So without further ado, here’s the recipe (since a few requested it..and sorry for the delay!)

Pumpkin Almond Butter Brownies

Adapted from This Primal Life


  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup mashed pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Pour into a greased 8 x 8 in pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Serves 8.


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  1. Vanessa says

    Thanks for the recipe! I got excited and made these, and they are my new favorite dessert! Num!!

  2. Vina Barham says

    @Vanessa, oh i’m so glad! I LOOOVE these dessert too! Oh, I might be dropping by the interfaith church this sunday! maybe i’ll get to meet you! :)

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