Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Brownies


Well. I’m back. It was a long 50 hours here in Connecticut without power (and many are still out), but we got by just fine – without buying any bread or milk 😉  – although Spy got a little twitchy and started carrying flashlights wherever he went.


I meant to share this recipe in time for Halloween celebrations, but it’s so wonderful you’ll probably want to keep baking it year round. Remember how I told you I made my own plantain flour and was starting to play around with it? Here’s my first recipe. Dried plantain flour (the flour I mentioned in this post) absorbs some of the moisture in this recipe to help it hold together better. I tried to use a whole can of pumpkin, but it made the recipe too wet. So double the recipe, freeze the other half, or try another pumpkin recipe.

I generally like to use fewer bowls than this, but it’s that time of year where you might want to make a little extra effort.

Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Brownies

Chocolate Mix

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)

Use a small glass bowl or a large glass measuring cup. Mix together and microwave for one minute. Stir well. You might need to heat it an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute. Set aside.

Pumpkin Mix

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1/2 can pumpkin puree

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Using yet another small bowl, stir up your pumpkin mix. Set aside.

Basic Batter Mix


1/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup plantain flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt


1/2 cup maple syrup

4 large eggs

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix wet in one bowl, dry in another. Combine. Next, divide batter between 2 bowls. Mix chocolate mix into one, pumpkin into the other. Drop the pumpkin batter in dollups in a 9×12 baking pan. Pour the chocolate batter around the dollups. Using a knife, swirl the two batters together. Bake 45 minutes.

Allow to cool completely. Cut into squares and serve.

Do not expect them to last.





One Comment  to  Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Brownies

  1. Nicole says:

    Do you have a replacement for coconut flour? I’m allergic..

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