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Three-Ingredient Fudgy Pumpkin Brownie

Pumpkin, peanut butter, and chocolate - some of my favorite things all in one recipe!

This is a very quick and easy vegan, gluten-free recipe that only requires 3 main ingredients (ok also some baking powder and I do recommend adding vanilla and cinnamon)! It has a great fudgy brownie texture and is made with basic, healthy ingredients.

You can substitute an alternative nut or seed butter to adjust for allergies or make it nut-free. You could add some sweetener if desired, but I thought it was great without given all the great flavors together. You could even enjoy the batter unbaked as it is delicious, and would be great layered in a parfait or smoothie bowl.


Ingredients (makes about 9 brownies):

- 1 ⅓ cup pumpkin puree

- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter

- 1/2 cup cacao powder

- 1-3 tbsp maple syrup/honey to sweeten if desired

- ½ tsp baking powder

- about 1 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin spice (optional but recommended)

- 1 tsp vanilla (optional but recommended)

- Chocolate chips (optional but recommended)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and lightly oil an 8 x 8 in baking dish.

  2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until evenly combined, adding the chocolate chips last. It will be thick.

  3. Add the mixture to the baking dish, and bake for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool, then enjoy!


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