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#Pumpkin Brownies :: #GrainFree, #GlutenFree, and #DairyFree, #Autoimmune #Paleo Option //

I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate. Always have. Especially chocolate chips in pumpkin bread. YUM!

Pumpkin season is in full swing and I have been making all sorts of pumpkin goodies — let's just say there are more delicious recipes coming your way over the next month! 😉

I had a craving for brownies awhile back and decided that I needed to create a pumpkin brownie recipe. So, this is the result of that venture.

These pumpkin brownies are quite rich and filling, so one small brownie will easily satisfy your cravings. I love adding pumpkin to brownies because it helps make them moist and fudgy. I personally can't tolerate chocolate, so I use carob powder in these, but cocoa or a combo of both would be equally as delicious.

This recipe is completely grain and gluten free and to make it even more inviting for those on a restricted diet, there are dairy free and autoimmune protocol (AIP) options. Just about everyone can enjoy these, regardless of your eating style.

For those of you who are counting carbs, I don't normally include the carb counts or other nutritional info in my recipes, but my mom was kind enough to break down the net carbs for this recipe. My dad is on the ketogenic diet to fight colon cancer, so she has been dedicated to helping him keep his carb count low. She calculated these and there are 14 net carbs (carbs minus fiber) per serving. This recipe makes 12 medium-size brownies so you could make the portion size even smaller to lower the carb count, or use a different sweetener.

#Pumpkin Brownies :: #GrainFree, #GlutenFree, and #DairyFree, #Autoimmune #Paleo Option //

IMPORTANT note about “coconut cream concentrate” and “coconut butter”, since I get asked this all the time.

Whenever I refer to those two terms in my recipes, it means the product that is super finely ground coconut meat, which has a consistency similar to a nut butter. It's not referring to coconut milk or coconut cream (the liquid beverage-type products), and it's not referring to those vegan “butters” that often use coconut oil in them.

You cannot substitute dairy butter for coconut butter, nor can you substitute coconut oil for coconut butter.

Please read this post where I discuss all the differences between coconut products in an effort to clear up the confusion that is circulating around the Web.

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Important Note On Gelatin Types 

When it comes to gelatin, you don’t want any old gelatin off the supermarket shelves. You want to look for 100% grass-fed gelatin from healthy animals. Just like other animal products, quality is important.

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Perfect Supplements offers a grass-fed hydrolyzed collagen (cold-soluble) right now and has a gelatin (hot-soluble) in the works for 2016. Read my review of their product here or watch the video below. You can order their own products via their own site here or on Amazon here.

Vital Proteins offers two types of gelatin. The green top (Collagen Protein) is what you need for this recipe and for recipes where you are making gummies, “jello”, etc. The blue top (Collagen Peptides) is cold water soluble and does not thicken or gel like gelatin does. Both are very nutritious, but can't be used interchangeably. You can order their own products via their own site here or on Amazon here.

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Pumpkin Brownies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Grain and Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Autoimmune Paleo Options
Serves: 12
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in your mixer bowl and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a greased pan (see note below) and use a spatula to smooth batter.
  4. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds on top if desired.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature before cutting. If you cut while they are warm, they will be very crumbly.
  7. Note: I use my 2 quart (11.1" X 7.1" X 1.7") Pyrex baking dish for thicker brownies. You could use a 3 quart (9" X 13" X 2") baking dish and they would just be a tad thinner. Really, you can use any glass baking pan of your choice.
  8. Store in the fridge for up to a week. You could also portion up and store in the freezer for several months.

 What is your favorite fall-time pumpkin treat? Leave a comment below!

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About Jessica Espinoza

Jessica is a real food wellness educator and the founder of the Delicious Obsessions website. She has had a life-long passion for food and being in the kitchen is where she is the happiest. She began helping her mother cook and bake around the age of three and she's been in the kitchen ever since, including working in a restaurant in her hometown for almost a decade, where she worked every position before finally becoming the lead chef. Jessica started Delicious Obsessions in 2010 as a way to help share her love for food and cooking. Since then, it has grown into a trusted online resource with a vibrant community of people learning to live healthy, happy lives through real food and natural living.

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