Pumpkin Brownies

What if I said I had a recipe for Pumpkin Brownies that was gluten free, dairy free and sugar free? 
You would probably assume it was also taste free right? 
That's always my first hesitation with trying healthier options. 
I don't want to waste ingredients for something that tastes like cardboard.
Well friends, I promise you to never share anything that doesn't taste good. 
The boys and I will always taste test every recipe before ever passing it along to you. 
You will only need 4 things. (6 if youre a sweet tooth like me)
1/2 cup of pumpkin puree 
1/2 cup nut butter (your choice of type)
1/2 cup of mashed banana (about 1-2)
1/4 cup cocoa powder (more if you decide you want them richer)

Optional (keep reading while I explain)
1/8-1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup chocolate chips *I use Enjoy Life brand* 

Mix all those babies together with a fork or if you want a food processor. 
Now when I get to this point, I decide if I like the taste or if we need to sweeten it more to make it more palatable for me and my crew. Anytime you do a recipe, tweak it to your likes and sweeten more if necessary, because nothing is worse than food sitting left uneaten because you didn't like the taste. Recipes do not need to be followed to a tee, make them work for YOU, after all, you are the one eating it. 

At this point I wasn't in love with it so I added honey and also chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips) so I mixed those in and sweetened it up. If you don't like the batter taste, you will not like the finished products taste, so make the batter taste the way you like. I started with 1/8 cup of honey and you could go upwards of 1/4 cup. I also added the 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. 

Plop the batter into mini cupcake pans. I love the silicon ones because everything pops out so nicely. I found these cute pumpkin ones at Target but typically I use these for everything

Bake them at 350 for 15-20 minutes, they do not have flour of eggs so their consistency is spongey, place them in the fridge until gone.


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